Tapinoma minutissimum

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Tapinoma minutissimum
Temporal range: Late/Upper Miocene
Sicilian amber, Italy
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Genus: Tapinoma
Species: T. minutissimum
Binomial name
Tapinoma minutissimum
Emery, 1891

Identification

Distribution

This taxon was described from Sicilian amber (Oligocene).

Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • minutissimum. †Tapinoma minutissimum Emery, 1891a: 153, pl. 3, figs. 24, 25 (m.) SICILIAN AMBER (Oligocene).

Description

References

  • Emery, C. 1891b. Le formiche dell'ambra Siciliana nel Museo Mineralogico dell'Università di Bologna. Mem. R. Accad. Sci. Ist. Bologna (5)1:141-165 (page 153, pl. 3, figs. 24, 25 male described)