Tetraponera simplex

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

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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 Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • angustata. †Sima angustata Mayr, 1868c: 102, pl. 5, fig. 106 (w.) BALTIC AMBER (Eocene). Combination in Tetraponera: Ward, 1990: 489. Junior synonym of †simplex: Dlussky, 2009: 1077.
  • simplex. †Sima simplex Mayr, 1868c: 102 (w.) BALTIC AMBER (Eocene). Dlussky, 2009: 1078 (q.m.). Combination in Tetraponera: Ward, 1990: 489. Senior synonym of †angustata: Dlussky, 2009: 1077.

Description

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