Formica primitiva

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Formica primitiva
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. primitiva
Binomial name
Formica primitiva
Heer, 1849

Identification

Distribution

This taxon was described from Switzerland (Miocene).

Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • primitiva. †Formica primitiva Heer, 1849: 139, pl. 11, fig. 6 (m.) SWITZERLAND (Miocene). [Also described as new by Heer, 1850: 139.]

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 139, pl. 11, fig. 6 male described)