Tetraponera lacrimarum

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Tetraponera lacrimarum
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: Pseudomyrmecinae
Genus: Tetraponera
Species: T. lacrimarum
Binomial name
Tetraponera lacrimarum
(Wheeler, W.M., 1915)

Identification

Distribution

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

Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • lacrimarum. †Sima lacrimarum Wheeler, W.M. 1915h: 44, fig. 13 (w.) BALTIC AMBER (Eocene). Combination in Tetraponera: Ward, 1990: 489. Junior synonym of angustata: Dlussky, 1997: 62. Revived from synonymy: Dlussky, 2009: 1080.

Description

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