Plagiolepis minutissima

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Plagiolepis minutissima
Temporal range: Priabonian, Late Eocene Rovno amber, Ukraine
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Plagiolepidini
Genus: Plagiolepis
Species: P. minutissima
Binomial name
Plagiolepis minutissima
Dlussky, 2002



This taxon was described from Rovno amber (Priabonian, Late Eocene).



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

  • minutissima. Plagiolepis minutissima Dlussky, in Dlussky & Perkovsky, 2002: 12, fig. 3 (m.) UKRAINE (Rovno Amber). See also: Dlussky, 2010: 70.



  • Dlussky, G.M. 2010. Ants of the genus Plagiolepis Mayr (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from Late Eocene ambers of Europe. Paleontological Journal, 44, 546–555.
  • Dlussky, G. M.; Perkovsky, E.E. 2002. Ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from the Rovno amber. Vestnik Zoologii 36(5): 3-20, 99 (page 12, described)