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)



This taxon was described from Brunstatt, Haut-Rhin, France (Early Oligocene).



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.



  • 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)