Liometopum greenwalti

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Liometopum greenwalti
Temporal range: Rupelian, Oligocene
Canyon Ferry Reservoir, Montana, United States
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Genus: Liometopum
Species: L. greenwalti
Binomial name
Liometopum greenwalti
LaPolla, 2023

Photo Gallery

  • LaPolla (2023), Fig. 2. Liometopum greenwalti. A, Holotype queen in ventral view (?), MOR-IV-1465. B, Paratype queen in dorsal view, MOR-IV-1107. C, Paratype queen in lateral view, MOR-IV-1156.
  • LaPolla (2023), Fig. 6. Forewing venation. Venation naming convention follows Perfilieva et al. (2017) and Bolton (pers. comm.). R= radial, M= medial, Cu= cubital, A= anal, fn= fenestra in vein. Liometopum greenwalti (queen) (holotype MOR-IV-1465); Camponotus sp. (male) (MOR-IV-504); Lasius sp. (queen) (MOR-IV-1178); Manica iviei (queen) (paratype MOR-IV-974). Scale bars = 1 mm.



This taxon was described from Canyon Ferry Reservoir, Montana, United States (Rupelian, Oligocene).



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

  • greenwalti. †Liometopum greenwalti LaPolla, 2023: 388, figs. 2A, B, 6 (q.) UNITED STATES (Oligocene).

Type Material

  • Holotype queen (compression fossil in dorsal view) MOR-IV-1465.
  • 3 paratype queens: MORIV-1047, MOR-IV-1107, MOR-IV-1156.