Colobopsis brodiei

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Colobopsis brodiei
Temporal range: Priabonian, Late Eocene
Bembridge Marls, Isle of Wight, UK
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Colobopsis
Species: C. brodiei
Binomial name
Colobopsis brodiei
(Donisthorpe, 1920)

The holotype is possibly an ant but so poorly preserved that it does not permit attribution to a subfamily. We refer it to as Formicidae incertae sedis (Dlussky & Perfilieva, 2014: 99). However, Ward et al. (2016) places this taxon in the genus Colobopsis within the subfamily Formicinae.



This taxon was described from Bembridge Marls, Isle of Wight, UK (Priabonian, Late Eocene).



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

  • brodiei. †Camponotus (Colobopsis) brodiei Donisthorpe, 1920: 93, pl. 5, fig. 13 (s.) UNITED KINGDOM (England, Isle of Wight, Eocene).
    • Combination in Colobopsis: Ward, Blaimer & Fisher, 2016: 350.
    • Status as species: Burnham, 1979: 116; Bolton, 1995b: 89.
    • Unidentifiable taxon, incertae sedis in Formicidae: Dlussky & Perfilieva, 2014: 433.