Vollenhovia prisca

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Vollenhovia prisca
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. prisca
Binomial name
Vollenhovia prisca
(André, 1895)



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.

  • prisca. †Macromischa prisca André, 1895b: 83 (w.) BALTIC AMBER (Eocene). Combination in Vollenhovia: Wheeler, W.M. 1915h: 52.



  • André, E. 1895b. Notice sur les fourmis fossiles de l'ambre de la Baltique et description de deux espèces nouvelles. Bull. Soc. Zool. Fr. 20: 80-84 (page 83, worker described)
  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 423, catalogue)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1915i [1914]. The ants of the Baltic Amber. Schr. Phys.-Ökon. Ges. Königsb. 55: 1-142 (page 52, combination in Vollenhovia)