Tetraponera ocellata

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Tetraponera ocellata
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. ocellata
Binomial name
Tetraponera ocellata
(Mayr, 1868)

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), Danish-Scandinavian amber (Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene) and Rovno amber (Priabonian, Late Eocene) (Perkovsky, 2016).

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • ocellata. †Sima ocellata Mayr, 1868c: 101, pl. 5, figs. 104, 105 (w.) BALTIC AMBER (Eocene). Combination in Tetraponera: Ward, 1990: 489. See also: Dlussky, 2009: 1082.

Description

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