Formica globiventris

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Formica globiventris
Temporal range: Messinian, Late Miocene
Oeningen, Switzerland
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Formica
Species: F. globiventris
Binomial name
Formica globiventris
Heer, 1849

Identification

Distribution

This taxon was described from Oeningen, Switzerland (Messinian, Late Miocene) and is also known from Radoboj, Croatia (Burdigalian, Early Miocene).

Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • globiventris. †Formica globiventris Heer, 1849: 131, pl. 9, fig. 13 (q.) SWITZERLAND (Miocene). [Also described as new by Heer, 1850: 131.]

Description

References

  • Heer, O. 1849. Die Insektenfauna der Tertiärgebilde von Oeningen und von Radoboj in Croatien. Zweiter Theil: Heuschrecken, Florfliegen, Aderflüger, Schmetterlinge und Fliegen. Leipzig: W. Engelmann, vi + 264 pp. (page 131, pl. 9, fig. 13 queen described)