Lasius occultatus

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Lasius occultatus
Temporal range: Burdigalian, Early Miocene
Radoboj, Croatia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Lasiini
Genus: Lasius
Species: L. occultatus
Binomial name
Lasius occultatus
(Heer, 1849)
Subspecies
Synonyms

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.

  • occultatus. †Formica occultata Heer, 1849: 134, pl. 10, fig. 6; pl. 11, fig. 11 (q.m.) CROATIA (Miocene). [Also described as new by Heer, 1850: 134.] Combination in Lasius: Mayr, 1867b: 55. Senior synonym of minutula, pumila, obliterata: Dlussky & Putyatina, 2014: 265. Current subspecies: nominal plus †parschlugianus.
  • minutula. †Formica minutula Heer, 1849: 136, pl. 10, fig. 8 (q.) CROATIA (Miocene). [Also described as new by Heer, 1850: 136.] Combination in Lasius: Mayr, 1867b: 55. Junior synonym of occultatus: Dlussky & Putyatina, 2014: 265. See also: Théobald, 1937b: 319.
  • pumila. †Formica pumila Heer, 1849: 137, pl. 11, fig. 5 (q.m.) CROATIA (Miocene). [Also described as new by Heer, 1850: 137.] Junior synonym of occultatus: Dlussky & Putyatina, 2014: 265.
  • obliterata. †Formica obliterata Heer, 1849: 144, pl. 11, figs. 11, 12 (m.) CROATIA (Miocene). [Also described as new by Heer, 1850: 144.] Combination in Lasius: Mayr, 1867b: 56. Junior synonym of occultatus: Dlussky & Putyatina, 2014: 265.

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 134, pl. 10, fig. 6; pl. 11, fig. 11 queen, male described)
  • Mayr, G. 1867b. Vorläufige Studien über die Radoboj-Formiciden, in der Sammlung der k. k. geologischen Reichsanstalt. Jahrb. K-K. Geol. Reichsanst. Wien 17: 47-62 (page 55, Combination in Lasius)