Formicium brodiei

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Formicium brodiei
Temporal range: Middle Eocene
Isle of Purbeck (Durlston Bay), Dorset, U.K.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formiciinae
Genus: Formicium
Species: F. brodiei
Binomial name
Formicium brodiei
Westwood, 1854



This taxon was described from Great Britain (Eocene).




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

  • brodiei. †Formicium brodiei Westwood, 1854: 393, pl. 14, fig. 8 (wing) GREAT BRITAIN (Eocene). See also: Lutz, 1986: 184; in collective group name †Formicium: Archibald, et al. 2011: 3681.



  • Lutz, H. 1986. Eine neue Unterfamilie der Formicidae (Insecta: Hymenoptera) aus dem mittel-eozänen Olschiefer der "Grube Messel" bei Darmstadt (Deutschland, S-Hessen). Senckenb. Leth. 67: 177-218 (page 184, see also)
  • Westwood, J. O. 1854. Contributions to fossil entomology. Q. J. Geol. Soc. Lond. 10: 378-396 (page 393, pl. 14, fig. 8 wing described)