Messelepone leptogenoides

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Messelepone leptogenoides
Temporal range: Lutetian, Middle Eocene
Messel, Germany
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Genus: Messelepone
Species: M. leptogenoides
Binomial name
Messelepone leptogenoides
Dlussky & Wedmann, 2012

Identification

Distribution

This taxon was described from Messel, Germany (Lutetian, Middle Eocene).

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • leptogenoides. †Messelepone leptogenoides Dlussky & Wedmann, 2012: 745, fig. 24 (q.m.) GERMANY (Eocene).

Description

References

  • Dlussky, G.M. & Wedmann, S. 2012. The poneromorph ants of Grube Messel, Germany: high biodiversity in the Eocene. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 10: 725-753.