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).

Biology

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Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • 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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