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)

Identification

Distribution

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

Castes

Nomenclature

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.

Description

References

  • 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)