Protoformica

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Protoformica
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: Formicini
Genus: Protoformica
Dlussky, 1967
Type species
Formica (Protoformica) proformicoides, now Protoformica proformicoides
Diversity
1 fossil species
(Species Checklist, Species by Country)

Identification

Distribution

This taxon is known from Baltic amber (Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene) and Danish-Scandinavian amber (Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene).

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • PROTOFORMICA [Formicinae: Formicini]
    • Protoformica Dlussky, 1967b: 83 [as subgenus of Formica]. Type-species: †Formica (Protoformica) proformicoides, by original designation.
    • Protoformica raised to genus: Dlussky & Fedoseeva, 1988: 77.

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