Dolichoderus explicans

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Dolichoderus explicans
Temporal range: Early Oligocene
Kleinkems, Germany
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Tribe: Dolichoderini
Genus: Dolichoderus
Species: D. explicans
Binomial name
Dolichoderus explicans
(Förster, 1891)

Identification

Distribution

This taxon was described from Germany (Oligocene).

Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • explicans. †Hypoclinea explicans Förster, 1891: 434, pl. 13, fig. 7 (q.) GERMANY (Oligocene). Combination in Dolichoderus: Handlirsch, 1907: 870. See also: Théobald, 1937b: 207.

Description

References

  • Förster, B. 1891. Die Insekten des "Plattigen Steinmergels" von Brunstatt. Abh. Geol. Spezialkt. Elsass-Lothringen 3: 333-594 (page 434, pl. 13, fig. 7 queen described)
  • 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 870, Combination in Dolichoderus)
  • Theobald, N. 1937a. Les insectes fossiles des terrains oligocènes de France. Nancy: G. Thomas, 473 pp. (page 207, see also)