Liometopum venerarium

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Liometopum venerarium
Temporal range: Messinian, Late Miocene Oeningen, Switzerland
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Tribe: Tapinomini
Genus: Liometopum
Species: L. venerarium
Binomial name
Liometopum venerarium
(Heer, 1865)



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



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

  • venerarium. †Ponera veneraria Heer, 1865: 386, fig. 288 (q.m.) SWITZERLAND (Miocene). Formicidae incertae generis: Taylor, 1964: 138. Combination in †Poneropsis: Heer, 1879; in Liometopum: Dlussky & Putyatina, 2014: 245. [By implication because Liometopum senior synonym of †Poneropsis: Dlussky & Putyatina, 2014: 245.]