Temnothorax gracilis

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Temnothorax gracilis
Temporal range: Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene Baltic amber, Baltic Sea region
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Temnothorax
Species: T. gracilis
Binomial name
Temnothorax gracilis
(Mayr, 1868)

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This taxon was described from Baltic amber (Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene) and is also known from Bitterfeld amber (Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene) and Rovno amber (Priabonian, Late Eocene) (Perkovsky, 2016).



The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • gracilis. †Leptothorax gracilis Mayr, 1868c: 89, pl. 5, figs. 89-92 (w.m.) BALTIC AMBER (Eocene). Combination in Temnothorax: Bolton, 2003: 271.