Pseudocamponotus

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Pseudocamponotus
Temporal range: Miocene Elko, Nevada, United States
Pseudocamponotus elkoanus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Pseudocamponotus
Carpenter, 1930
Type species
Pseudocamponotus elkoanus
Diversity
1 fossil species
(Species Checklist, Species by Country)

There is a single species from the oil shales at Elko, Nevada (Miocene).

Identification

Eyes and antennal insertions farther forward on the head; antennae consisting of 12 segments in the female.

Distribution

This taxon is known from Elko, Nevada, United States (Miocene).

Castes

Queen

Nomenclature

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

  • PSEUDOCAMPONOTUS [Formicinae: Camponotini]
    • Pseudocamponotus Carpenter, 1930: 22. Type-species: †Pseudocamponotus elkoanus, by original designation.

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