Leucotaphus permancus

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Leucotaphus permancus
Temporal range: Priabonian, Late Eocene
Bembridge Marls, Isle of Wight, UK
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Genus: Leucotaphus
Species: L. permancus
Binomial name
Leucotaphus permancus
Cockerell, 1927

The original description is short and of little help, and the holotype is lost from the National Museum of Natural History. We propose to consider this species as nomen dubium (Dlussky & Perfilieva, 2014: 99).



This taxon was described from Bembridge Marls, Isle of Wight, UK (Priabonian, Late Eocene).



The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • permancus. †Leucotaphus permancus Cockerell, 1927: 165 (footnote) GREAT BRITAIN (Oligocene).