Ponerites taurica

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Ponerites taurica
Temporal range: Middle Miocene Malyi Kamyshlak, Kerch, Crimea, Russian Federation
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Ponerites
Species: P. taurica
Binomial name
Ponerites taurica
(Dlussky, 1981)



This taxon was described from Malyi Kamyshlak, Kerch, Crimea, Russian Federation (Middle Miocene).



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

  • taurica. †Dolichoderus tauricus Dlussky, 1981b: 70, fig. 52 (q.) RUSSIA (Miocene).
    • Combination in †Ponerites: Perfilieva, et al. 2017: 393.
    • Status as species: Shattuck, 1994: 69; Bolton, 1995b: 176; Perfilieva, et al. 2017: 393 (redescription).

Type Material

Holotype. Three-dimensional part and counterpart of a female; Crimea, Malyi Kamyshlak locality; Middle Miocene, Upper Tarkhanian (16.5-15.5 Ma bp) (Arthropod Laboratory of the A.A. Borissiak Paleontological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, no. 287/343).