Eoformica expectans

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Eoformica expectans
Temporal range: Early Oligocene Kleinkems, Germany
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Uncertain
Genus: Eoformica
Species: E. expectans
Binomial name
Eoformica expectans
(Théobald, 1937)

Two fossil species of Gesomyrmex were described from the Oligocene of Germany based on incomplete compressions (Théobald, 1937) but were excluded from this genus by Dlussky et al. (2009): Gesomyrmex expectans was transferred to Eoformica and Gesomyrmex miegi was treated as incertae sedis in Formicidae (Aria et al., 2023).



This taxon was described from Kleinkems, Germany (Early Oligocene).



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

  • expectans. †Gesomyrmex expectans Théobald, 1937b: 210, pl. 4, fig. 13; pl. 14, fig. 21 (m.) FRANCE (Oligocene). Combination in †Eoformica: Dlussky, Wappler & Wedmann, 2009: 14.