Attopsis

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Attopsis
Temporal range: Burdigalian, Early Miocene Radoboj, Croatia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Genus: Attopsis
Heer, 1849
Type species
Attopsis longipennis
Diversity
1 fossil species
(Species Checklist, Species by Country)

Identification

Distribution

This taxon is known from Radoboj, Croatia (Burdigalian, Early Miocene).

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • ATTOPSIS [Formicinae]
    • Attopsis Heer, 1849: 155. [Also described as new by Heer, 1850: 155.] Type-species: †Attopsis longipennis, by subsequent designation of Wheeler, W.M. 1911f: 159.

References

  • Bolton, B. 1994. Identification guide to the ant genera of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 222 pp. (page 106, Attopsis incertae sedis in Myrmicinae)
  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 77, Attopsis incertae sedis in Myrmicinae)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 258, Attopsis incertae sedis in Myrmicinae)
  • Dalla Torre, K. W. von. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. (page 139, Attopsis in Myrmicinae)
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1943g. A list of the type-species of the genera and subgenera of the Formicidae. [part]. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 11(10): 617-688 (page 627, Attopsis in Myrmicinae, Cataulacini)
  • Dlussky, G. M., Putyatina, T. S. (2014) Early Miocene ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from Radoboj, Croatia. N. Jb. Geol. Palaont. Abh. 272: 237-285. (page 247, Attopsis in Formicinae)
  • Handlirsch, A. 1907. Die fossilen Insekten und die Phylogenie der rezenten Formen. Ein Handbuch für Paläontologen und Zoologen. Lieferung 6. Leipzig: Wilhelm Engelmann, pp. 801-960. (page 877, Attopsis in Myrmicinae)
  • Heer, O. 1849. Die Insektenfauna der Tertiärgebilde von Oeningen und von Radoboj in Croatien. Zweiter Theil: Heuschrecken, Florfliegen, Aderflüger, Schmetterlinge und Fliegen. Leipzig: W. Engelmann, vi + 264 pp. (page 155, Attopsis as genus)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1911g. A list of the type species of the genera and subgenera of Formicidae. Ann. N. Y. Acad. Sci. 21: 157-175 (page 159, Type-species: Attopsis longipennis; by subsequent designation)