Solenopsis maxima

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Solenopsis maxima
Temporal range: Early Oligocene
Brunstatt, Haut-Rhin, France
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Solenopsidini
Genus: Solenopsis
Species: S. maxima
Binomial name
Solenopsis maxima
(Förster, 1891)

Identification

Distribution

This taxon was described from Germany (Oligocene).

Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • maxima. †Attopsis maxima Förster, 1891: 443, pl. 13, fig. 13 (q.) GERMANY (Oligocene). Combination in Solenopsis: Théobald, 1937b: 200.

Description

References

  • Förster, B. 1891. Die Insekten des "Plattigen Steinmergels" von Brunstatt. Abh. Geol. Spezialkt. Elsass-Lothringen 3: 333-594 (page 443, pl. 13, fig. 13 queen described)
  • Theobald, N. 1937a. Les insectes fossiles des terrains oligocènes de France. Nancy: G. Thomas, 473 pp. (page 200, Combination in Solenopsis)