Formica cantalica

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Formica cantalica
Temporal range: Late Miocene Joursac, Auvergne, France
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Formica
Species: F. cantalica
Binomial name
Formica cantalica
Piton, 1935



This taxon was described from Joursac, Auvergne, France (Late Miocene).



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

  • cantalica. †Formica cantalica Piton, in Piton & Théobald, 1935: 68, pl. 1, fig. 10 (m.?) FRANCE (Mio-Pliocene).



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 192, catalogue)
  • Piton, L. & Théobald, N. 1935. La faune entomologique des gisements Mio-Pliocènes du Massif Central. Revue des Sciences Naturelles d'Auvergne (N.S.) 1: 65-104 (Formicidae pp. 68-69).