Wilsonia

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Wilsonia
Temporal range: Ypresian, Early Eocene Fushun amber, Liaoning, China
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Genus: Wilsonia
Hong, 2002
Type species
Wilsonia megagastrosa
Diversity
2 fossil species
(Species Checklist, Species by Country)

Identification

Distribution

This taxon is known from Fushun amber, Liaoning, China (Ypresian, Early Eocene).

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • WILSONIA [incertae sedis in Formicinae]
    • Wilsonia Hong, 2002: 608. Type-species: †Wilsonia megagastrosa, by original designation. [Unresolved junior homonym of Wilsonia Bonaparte, 1838: 23 (Aves).]

Taxonomic Notes

Placed within the Formicinae but unplaced to tribe by Ward et al. (2016).

References