Formica gibbosa

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Formica gibbosa
Temporal range: Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene
Baltic amber, Baltic Sea region
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Formica
Species: F. gibbosa
Binomial name
Formica gibbosa
Presl, 1822

Identification

Distribution

This taxon was described from Baltic amber (Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene).

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • gibbosa. †Formica gibbosa Presl, 1822: 197 (no caste) BALTIC AMBER (Eocene). [Unresolved junior primary homonym of gibbosa Latreille, 1798: 50 (Bolton, 1995b: 196).]

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.

Description

Type Material

Kohout (2008) - Syntype workers. SRI LANKA, Puwakpitiya (E. Bugnion), Musee d'Histoire Naturelle Genève (examined).

References