Oecophylla brischkei

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Oecophylla brischkei
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: Oecophyllini
Genus: Oecophylla
Species: O. brischkei
Binomial name
Oecophylla brischkei
Mayr, 1868

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This taxon was described from Baltic amber (Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene) and is also known from Bitterfeld amber (Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene) (Perkovsky, 2016).



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

  • brischkei. †Oecophylla brischkei Mayr, 1868c: 31, pl. 1, figs. 12, 13 (w.) BALTIC AMBER (Eocene). Wheeler, W.M. 1915h: 114 (m.).