Nylanderia pygmaea

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Nylanderia pygmaea
Temporal range: Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene
Baltic amber, Baltic Sea region
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Lasiini
Genus: Nylanderia
Species: N. pygmaea
Binomial name
Nylanderia pygmaea
(Mayr, 1868)

Identification

Distribution

This taxon was described from Baltic amber (Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene) and is also known from Bitterfeld amber (Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene), Danish-Scandinavian amber (Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene) and Rovno amber (Priabonian, Late Eocene) (Dlussky & Rasnitsyn, 2009; Perkovsky, 2016).

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.

  • pygmaea. †Prenolepis pygmaea Mayr, 1868c: 36, pl. 1, fig. 18 (q.m.) BALTIC AMBER (Eocene). Combination in Paratrechina: Dlussky & Rasnitsyn, 2009: 1030; in Nylanderia: LaPolla & Dlussky, 2010: 260.

Description

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