Solenopsites

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Solenopsites
Temporal range: 48–34 Ma Lutetian, Middle Eocene to Priabonian, Late Eocene
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Genus: Solenopsites
Dlussky & Rasnitsyn, 2002
Type species
Solenopsites minutus
Diversity
3 fossil species
(Species Checklist, Species by Country)

Identification

Distribution

This taxon is known from Bembridge Marls, Isle of Wight, UK (Priabonian, Late Eocene); Green River Formation, Colorado, United States (Lutetian, Middle Eocene) and Kishenehn Formation shale, Montana, United States (Lutetian, Middle Eocene).

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • SOLENOPSITES [incertae sedis in Myrmicinae]
    • Solenopsites Dlussky & Rasnitsyn, 2002: 422. Type-species: †Solenopsites minutus, by original designation.

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