Temnothorax petiolatus

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Temnothorax petiolatus
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: Temnothorax
Species: T. petiolatus
Binomial name
Temnothorax petiolatus
(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.

  • petiolatus. †Macromischa petiolata Mayr, 1868c: 85, pl. 4, figs. 83, 84 (w.) BALTIC AMBER (Eocene).
    • Combination in †Nothomyrmica: Wheeler, W.M. 1915h: 62.
    • Combination in Temnothorax: Dlussky & Radchenko, 2006b: 561.
    • Status as species: Scudder, 1891: 716; Dalla Torre, 1893: 120; André, 1895b: 82 (in list); Handlirsch, 1907: 876; Wheeler, W.M. 1915h: 62; Burnham, 1979: 110; Keilbach, 1982: 275; Bolton, 1995b: 292; Dlussky & Radchenko, 2006b: 561; Dlussky & Rasnitsyn, 2009: 1032; Perkovsky, 2016: 117.