Pachycondyla globiventris

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Pachycondyla globiventris
Temporal range: Chattian stage, Late Oligocene Aix-en-Provence, France
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Pachycondyla
Species: P. globiventris
Binomial name
Pachycondyla globiventris
(Théobald, 1937)

Identification

Distribution

This taxon was described from Aix-en-Provence, France (Late Oligocene) and is also known from Kleinkems, Germany (Early Oligocene) and Brunstatt, Haut-Rhin, France (Early Oligocene).

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • globiventris. †Euponera globiventris Théobald, 1937b: 198, pl. 13, fig. 16 (q.) GERMANY (Oligocene).
    • Combination in Pachycondyla: Bolton, 1995b: 305;
    • incertae sedis in Pachycondyla: Schmidt, C.A. & Shattuck, 2014: 156.
    • Status as species: Burnham, 1979: 109; Bolton, 1995b: 305.

Description

References

  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 305, Combination in Pachycondyla)
  • Theobald, N. 1937a. Les insectes fossiles des terrains oligocènes de France. Nancy: G. Thomas, 473 pp. (page 198, pl. 13, fig. 16 queen described)