Vollenhovia beyrichi

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Vollenhovia beyrichi
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: Vollenhovia
Species: V. beyrichi
Binomial name
Vollenhovia beyrichi
(Mayr, 1868)



This taxon was described from Baltic amber (Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene).



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

  • beyrichi. †Macromischa beyrichi Mayr, 1868c: 84, pl. 4, figs. 80, 81 (w.) BALTIC AMBER (Eocene). Combination in Vollenhovia: Wheeler, W.M. 1915h: 51. Senior synonym of †samlandica: Wheeler, W.M. 1915h: 51.
  • samlandica. †Propodomyrma samlandica Wheeler, W.M. 1910g: 163, fig. 93 (w.) BALTIC AMBER (Eocene). Junior synonym of †beyrichi: Wheeler, W.M. 1915h: 51.



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 422, catalogue)
  • Mayr, G. 1868c. Die Ameisen des baltischen Bernsteins. Beitr. Naturkd. Preuss. 1: 1-102 (page 84, pl. 4, figs. 80, 81 worker described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1915i [1914]. The ants of the Baltic Amber. Schr. Phys.-Ökon. Ges. Königsb. 55: 1-142 (page 51, combination in Vollenhovia, and senior synonym of samlandica)