Formica macrophthalma

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Formica macrophthalma
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. macrophthalma
Binomial name
Formica macrophthalma
Heer, 1849

Identification

Distribution

This taxon was described from Oeningen, Switzerland (Messinian, Late Miocene).

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • macrophthalma. †Formica macrophthalma Heer, 1849: 124, pl. 9, fig. 8 (q.) SWITZERLAND (Miocene). [Also described as new by Heer, 1850: 124.]

Description

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