Solenopsis superba

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Solenopsis superba
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. superba
Binomial name
Solenopsis superba
(Förster, 1891)
Synonyms

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.

  • extensa. †Attopsis extensa Förster, 1891: 438, pl. 13, fig. 9 (m.) GERMANY (Oligocene). Junior synonym of †superba: Théobald, 1937b: 203.
  • superba. †Attopsis superba Förster, 1891: 445, pl. 13, fig. 15 (m.) GERMANY (Oligocene). Combination in Solenopsis: Théobald, 1937b: 203. Senior synonym of †extensa: Théobald, 1937b: 203.

Description

References

  • Förster, B. 1891. Die Insekten des "Plattigen Steinmergels" von Brunstatt. Abh. Geol. Spezialkt. Elsass-Lothringen 3: 333-594 (page 445, pl. 13, fig. 15 male described)
  • Theobald, N. 1937a. Les insectes fossiles des terrains oligocènes de France. Nancy: G. Thomas, 473 pp. (page 203, Combination in Solenopsis, and senior synonym of extensa)