Tetraponera oligocenica

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Tetraponera oligocenica
Temporal range: Late Eocene Célas, Gard, France
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Pseudomyrmecinae
Genus: Tetraponera
Species: T. oligocenica
Binomial name
Tetraponera oligocenica
(Théobald, 1937)



This taxon was described from Célas, Gard, France (Late Eocene).



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

  • oligocenica. †Sima oligocenica Théobald, 1937b: 127, pl. 10, fig. 16 (caste?) FRANCE (Oligocene). Combination in Tetraponera: Ward, 1990: 489.



  • Ward, P. S. 1990. The ant subfamily Pseudomyrmecinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): generic revision and relationship to other formicids. Syst. Entomol. 15: 449-489 (page 489, Combination in Tetraponera)