Oecophylla superba

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Oecophylla superba
Temporal range: Early Oligocene Kleinkems, Germany
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Oecophyllini
Genus: Oecophylla
Species: O. superba
Binomial name
Oecophylla superba
Théobald, 1937



This taxon was described from Kleinkems, Germany (Early Oligocene).



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

  • superba. †Oecophylla superba Théobald, 1937b: 212, pl. 4, fig. 17; pl. 15, fig. 1 (q.) FRANCE (Oligocene).



  • Theobald, N. 1937a. Les insectes fossiles des terrains oligocènes de France. Nancy: G. Thomas, 473 pp. (page 212, pl. 4, fig. 17; pl. 15, fig. 1 queen described)