Myrmica venusta

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Myrmica venusta
Temporal range: Burdigalian, Early Miocene
Radoboj, Croatia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Myrmicini
Genus: Myrmica
Species: M. venusta
Binomial name
Myrmica venusta
Heer, 1867

Identification

Distribution

This taxon was described from Croatia (Miocene).

Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • venusta. †Myrmica venusta Heer, 1867: 31, pl. 2, fig. 12 (caste?) CROATIA (Miocene). [Unresolved junior primary homonym of venusta Smith, F. 1858b: 126, above (Bolton, 1995b: 284).] Possible combination in Solenopsis: Mayr, 1867b: 60; Handlirsch, 1907: 873; unconfirmed. Unidentifiable taxon, incertae sedis in Myrmica: Radchenko, Dlussky & Elmes, 2007: 1494.

Description

References

  • Handlirsch, A. 1907. Die fossilen Insekten und die Phylogenie der rezenten Formen. Ein Handbuch für Paläontologen und Zoologen. Lieferung 6. Leipzig: Wilhelm Engelmann, pp. 801-960. (page 873, Possible combination in Solenopsis; unconfirmed)
  • Heer, O. 1849. Die Insektenfauna der Tertiärgebilde von Oeningen und von Radoboj in Croatien. Zweiter Theil: Heuschrecken, Florfliegen, Aderflüger, Schmetterlinge und Fliegen. Leipzig: W. Engelmann, vi + 264 pp. (page 31, pl. 2, fig. 12 caste?)
  • Mayr, G. 1867b. Vorläufige Studien über die Radoboj-Formiciden, in der Sammlung der k. k. geologischen Reichsanstalt. Jahrb. K-K. Geol. Reichsanst. Wien 17: 47-62 (page 60, Possible combination in Solenopsis)
  • Smith, F. 1858a. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae. London: British Museum, 216 pp. (page 126, Unresolved junior primary homonym of venusta)