Formica nigra

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Formica nigra
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. nigra
Binomial name
Formica nigra
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.

  • nigra. †Formica nigra Presl, 1822: 196, no caste or sex given, BALTIC AMBER (Eocene). [Unresolved junior primary homonym of nigra Linnaeus, 1758: 580 (Bolton, 1995b: 199).]

Description

References

  • Presl, J. S. 1822. Additamenta ad faunam protogaem, sistens descriptiones aliquat animalium in succino inclusorum. Pp. 191-210 in: Presl, J. S., Presl, K. B. Deliciae Pragenses, historiam naturalem spectantes. Tome 1. Pragae: Calve, 244 pp. (page 196, no caste or sex given)