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 New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • 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)