Formica buphthalma

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Formica buphthalma
Temporal range: Late Burdigalian, Early Miocene
Mokrina (Krottensee), Czech Republic
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Formica
Species: F. buphthalma
Binomial name
Formica buphthalma
Novak, O., 1878



This taxon was described from Germany (Oligocene).




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

  • buphthalma. †Formica buphthalma Novak, O. 1878: 91, pl. 3, fig. 2 (m.?) GERMANY (Oligocene).



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 192, catalogue)
  • Novák, O. 1877. Fauna der Cyprisschiefer des Egerer Tertiärbeckens. Sitzungsber. Kais. Akad. Wiss. Wien Math.-Naturwiss. Cl. Abt. I 76: 71-96 (page 91, pl. 3, fig. 2 male? described)