Pheidole anticua

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Pheidole anticua
Temporal range: Burdigalian, Early Miocene Dominican amber, Dominican Republic
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: P. anticua
Binomial name
Pheidole anticua
Casadei-Ferreira, Chaul & Feitosa, 2019

Identification

Distribution

This taxon was described from Dominican amber, Dominican Republic (Burdigalian, Early Miocene).

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • anticua. †Pheidole anticua Casadei-Ferreira, Chaul & Feitosa, 2019: 118, figs. 1, 2 (w.) DOMINICAN AMBER (Miocene).

Type Material

AntWeb.org: Originally a 26 x 14 x 14 mm orange Dominican amber piece with a major Pheidole in the very middle of the stone and a pscopteran as a synclusion. The piece was cut for better visualisation and the ant is now alone inside a small 9 x 4 x 4.5 mm roughly pyramidal fragment. It is glued in a perspex card and pinned. Bought from Ebay seller “ambergalleryboutique1”. (Note by J.Chaul, 2017).

Description

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