Dolichoderus balticus

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Dolichoderus balticus
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: Dolichoderinae
Genus: Dolichoderus
Species: D. balticus
Binomial name
Dolichoderus balticus
(Mayr, 1868)

Identification

Distribution

This taxon was described from Baltic amber (Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene) and is also known from Danish-Scandinavian amber (Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene), Bitterfeld amber (Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene) and Rovno amber (Priabonian, Late Eocene) (Perkovsky, 2016).

Biology

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Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • balticus. †Hypoclinea baltica Mayr, 1868c: 64, pl. 3, figs. 61-63; pl. 4, fig. 64 (w.q.m.) BALTIC AMBER (Eocene). Combination in Dolichoderus: Dalla Torre, 1893: 157. See also: Dlussky, 2002b: 59.

Description

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