Dolichoderus caribbaeus

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Dolichoderus caribbaeus
Temporal range: Burdigalian, Early Miocene
Dominican amber, Dominican Republic
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Genus: Dolichoderus
Species: D. caribbaeus
Binomial name
Dolichoderus caribbaeus
(Wilson, 1985)

Identification

Distribution

This taxon was described from Dominican amber, Dominican Republic (Burdigalian, Early Miocene).

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • caribbaeus. †Monacis caribbaea Wilson, 1985c: 19, fig. 2 (w.) DOMINICAN AMBER (Miocene). Combination in Dolichoderus: Shattuck, 1992c: 77. See also: Mackay, 1993b: 44.

Holotype: Museum of Comparative Zoology, without number.

Description

References

  • MacKay, W. P. 1993b. A review of the New World ants of the genus Dolichoderus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology 22: 1-148 (page 44, see also)
  • Shattuck, S. O. 1992c. Generic revision of the ant subfamily Dolichoderinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology 21: 1-181 (page 77, Combination in Dolichoderus)
  • Wilson, E. O. 1985c. Ants of the Dominican amber (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). 3. The subfamily Dolichoderinae. Psyche (Camb.) 92: 17-37 (page 19, fig. 2 worker described)