Solenopsis atavina

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Solenopsis atavina
Temporal range: Sarmatian, Upper Miocene Khronya Cape, Kerch, Crimea, Russian Federation
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Genus: Solenopsis
Species: S. atavina
Binomial name
Solenopsis atavina
Perfilieva, Dubovikoff & Dlussky, 2017



This taxon was described from Khronya Cape, Kerch, Crimea, Russian Federation (Sarmatian, Upper Miocene).



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

  • atavina. †Solenopsis atavinus Perfilieva, Dubovikoff & Dlussky, 2017: 396, fig. 4, pl. 7, fig. 3 (q.) RUSSIA (Crimea, Miocene).

Type Material

Holotype. Incompletely preserved imprint of a female; from Khronya Cape (south-east margin of Yurkino Village), Crimea; the deposits are dated Late Miocene (Sarmatian; Nevesskaya et al., 1986). 12.7 - 11.6mya, Serravallian, Middle OR Upper Miocene (Arthropod Laboratory of the A.A. Borissiak Paleontological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, no. 4703/23a).