Liometopum stygium

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Liometopum stygium
Temporal range: Messinian, Late Miocene Oeningen, Switzerland
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Genus: Liometopum
Species: L. stygium
Binomial name
Liometopum stygium
(Heer, 1867)

Identification

Distribution

This taxon was described from Oeningen, Switzerland (Messinian, Late Miocene).

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • stygium. †Poneropsis stygia Heer, 1867: 27, pl. 1, fig. 20 (q.?) SWITZERLAND (Miocene).
    • Incertae sedis in Formicidae: Taylor, 1964: 138;
    • Combination in Liometopum: Dlussky & Putyatina, 2014: 277 [by implication because Liometopum senior synonym of †Poneropsis: Dlussky & Putyatina, 2014: 245].
    • Status as species: Dalla Torre, 1893: 53; Handlirsch, 1907: 881; Bolton, 1995b: 363.

Description

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