Myrmica minor

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Myrmica minor
Temporal range: Serravallian, Miocene Parschlug, Austria
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Myrmicini
Genus: Myrmica
Species: M. minor
Binomial name
Myrmica minor
Heer, 1849

Here I count a Parschlug wing that is only 3 3/8 lin. long and 1 3/8 lin. is wide, that is, smaller than the previous one[Myrmica obsoleta], but is identical in shape and shape to the same. It is almost the same size as the wing of the following species [Myrmica rugiceps, now Carebara rugiceps], but wider. Perhaps this belongs to a male, the previous to a female of the same species. (Heer, 1849, translated from German)



This taxon was described from Parschlug, Austria (Serravallian, Miocene).



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

  • minor. †Myrmica obsoleta var. minor Heer, 1849: 160, pl. 13, fig. 3b (m?.) AUSTRIA (Miocene).
    • [Also described as new by Heer, 1850: 160.]
    • Subspecies of †obsoleta: Dalla Torre, 1893: 113.
    • Unidentifiable taxon, incertae sedis in Myrmica.



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