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Temporal range: Lutetian, Middle Eocene Arkansas amber, Malvern, Arkansas, United States
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Genus: Protrechina
Wilson, 1985
Type species
Protrechina carpenteri
1 fossil species
(Species Checklist, Species by Country)



This taxon is known from Arkansas amber, Malvern, Arkansas, United States (Lutetian, Middle Eocene).



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

  • PROTRECHINA [incertae sedis in Formicinae]
    • Protrechina Wilson, 1985d: 211. Type-species: †Protrechina carpenteri, by original designation.
    • Protrechina in Formicinae, Prenolepidini: Hölldobler & Wilson, 1990: 18.
    • Protrechina in Formicinae, Lasiini: Bolton, 1994: 50, Bolton, 1995b: 369.
    • Protrechina incertae sedis in Formicinae: Wilson, 1985f PDF: 211; Dlussky & Fedoseeva, 1988: 77; Bolton, 2003 PDF: 28.

Taxonomic Notes

Placed within the Formicinae near Nylanderia by LaPolla & Dlussky (2010), placed within the Formicinae but unplaced to tribe by Ward et al. (2016).