Plagiolepis squamifera

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Plagiolepis squamifera
Temporal range: Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene Baltic amber, Baltic Sea region
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Plagiolepidini
Genus: Plagiolepis
Species: P. squamifera
Binomial name
Plagiolepis squamifera
Mayr, 1868

Identification

Distribution

This taxon was described from Baltic amber (Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene) and is also known from Bitterfeld amber (Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene) and Rovno amber (Priabonian, Late Eocene) (Perkovsky, 2016).

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • squamifera. †Plagiolepis squamifera Mayr, 1868c: 40, pl. 1, fig. 24 (w.) BALTIC AMBER (Eocene). See also: Dlussky, 2010: 71.

Neotype designated by Dlussky, 2010: 553.

Description

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