Formica obscura

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Formica obscura
Temporal range: Burdigalian, Early Miocene
Radoboj, Croatia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Formica
Species: F. obscura
Binomial name
Formica obscura
Heer, 1849

Identification

Distribution

This taxon was described from Croatia (Miocene).

Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • obscura. †Formica obscura Heer, 1849: 119, pl. 9, fig. 2 (q.) CROATIA (Miocene).
    • [Also described as new by Heer, 1850: 119.]
    • Combination in Lasius: Mayr, 1867b: 52.
    • Combination in Formica: Dlussky & Putyatina, 2014: 259.
    • Status as species: Giebel, 1856: 165; Mayr, 1867b: 52; Scudder, 1891: 705, 714; Dalla Torre, 1893: 190; Handlirsch, 1907: 862; Bolton, 1995b: 225; Dlussky & Putyatina, 2014: 259 (redescription).

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 119, pl. 9, fig. 2 queen described)
  • Mayr, G. 1867. Vorläufige Studien über die Radoboj-Formiciden, in der Sammlung der k. k. geologischen Reichsanstalt. Jahrb. K-K. Geol. Reichsanst. Wien 17: 47-62 (page 52, Combination in Lasius)