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



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



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 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).