Leucotaphus gurnetensis

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Leucotaphus gurnetensis
Temporal range: Priabonian, Late Eocene
Bembridge Marls, Isle of Wight, UK
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Genus: Leucotaphus
Species: L. gurnetensis
Binomial name
Leucotaphus gurnetensis
(Cockerell, 1915)


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This taxon was described from Bembridge Marls, Isle of Wight, UK (Priabonian, Late Eocene).



The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • gurnetensis. †Leptothorax gurnetensis Cockerell, 1915: 485, pl 65, figs. 4, 5 (wing) GREAT BRITAIN (Oligocene). Combination in †Leucotaphus: Donisthorpe, 1920: 89.



  • Cockerell, T. D. A. 1915. British fossil insects. Proc. U. S. Natl. Mus. 49: 469-499 (page 485, pl. 65, figs. 4, 5 wing described)
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1920b. British Oligocene ants. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 9(6): 81-94 (page 89, Combination in Leucotaphus)