Liometopum imhoffii

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Liometopum imhoffii
Temporal range: Burdigalian, Early Miocene
Radoboj, Croatia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Genus: Liometopum
Species: L. imhoffii
Binomial name
Liometopum imhoffii
(Heer, 1849)

Dlussky-&-Putyatina 2014-42Liometopum-imhoffii.jpg

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.

  • imhoffii. †Formica imhoffii Heer, 1849: 138, pl. 10, fig. 10 (m.) CROATIA (Miocene). [Also described as new by Heer, 1850: 138.] Combination in †Poneropsis: Heer, 1867: 24; in Liometopum: Mayr, 1867b: 55. Senior synonym of †schmidtii: Mayr, 1867b: 56; of †affinis, lugubris, minor, livida, morio, pallens: Dlussky & Putyatina, 2014: 245. Included by Taylor, 1964: 138 as FORMICIDAE, incertae generis. Combination in Liometopum: Shattuck, 1994: 129.
  • affinis. †Ponera affinis Heer, 1849: 147, pl. 12, fig. 2 (q.) CROATIA (Miocene). [Also described as new by Heer, 1850: 147.] Formicidae incertae sedis: Taylor, 1964: 138. Combination in †Poneropsis: Heer, 1867: 19; in Liometopum: Dlussky & Putyatina, 2014: 245. Junior synonym of †imhoffii: Dlussky & Putyatina, 2014: 245.
  • fuliginosa. †Ponera fuliginosa Heer, 1849: 145, pl. 12, fig. 1 (q.) SWITZERLAND (Miocene). [Also described as new by Heer, 1850: 145.] Combination in Aphaenogaster: Mayr, 1867b: 57; Scudder, 1891: 688; Handlirsch, 1907: 874; in †Poneropsis: Heer, 1867: 19; Taylor, 1964: 138; in Liometopum: Dlussky & Putyatina, 2014: 245. Junior synonym of †imhoffii: Dlussky & Putyatina, 2014: 245.
  • lugubris. †Poneropsis lugubris Heer, 1867: 21, pl. 1, fig. 23 (m.) CROATIA (Miocene). Junior synonym of †imhoffii: Dlussky & Putyatina, 2014: 245.
  • minor. †Poneropsis lugubris var. minor Heer, 1867: 21 (m.) CROATIA (Miocene). Junior synonym of †imhoffii: Dlussky & Putyatina, 2014: 245.
  • livida. †Poneropsis livida Heer, 1867: 25, pl. 2, fig. 5 (q.) CROATIA. Combination in Aphaenogaster: Mayr, 1867b: 57. Junior synonym of †imhoffii: Dlussky & Putyatina, 2014: 245.
  • morio. †Poneropsis morio Heer, 1867: 26, pl. 2, fig. 6 (caste?) CROATIA (Miocene). Junior synonym of †imhoffii: Dlussky & Putyatina, 2014: 245.
  • pallens. †Poneropsis morio subsp. pallens Heer, 1867: 267, pl. 2, fig. 6 (caste?) CROATIA (Miocene). Junior synonym of †imhoffii: Dlussky & Putyatina, 2014: 245.
  • schmidtii. †Formica schmidtii Heer, 1849: 138, pl. 11, fig. 5 (m.) CROATIA (Miocene). [Also described as new by Heer, 1850: 138.] Combination in †Poneropsis: Heer, 1867: 24. Junior synonym of †imhoffii: Mayr, 1867b: 56.

Description

References

  • Dlussky, G.M. & Putyatina, T.S. 2014. Early Miocene ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from Radoboj, Croatia. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie Abhandlungen 272, 237-285.
  • 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 138, pl. 10, fig. 10 male described)
  • Heer, O. 1867. Fossile Hymenopteren aus Oeningen und Radoboj. Neue Denkschr. Allg. Schweiz. Ges. Gesammten Naturwiss. 22(4 4: 1-42 (page 24, Combination in Poneropsis)
  • 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 Liometopum)
  • 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 56, Senior synonym of schmidtii)
  • Shattuck, S. O. 1994. Taxonomic catalog of the ant subfamilies Aneuretinae and Dolichoderinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Univ. Calif. Publ. Entomol. 112:i-xix, 1-241. (page 129, Combination in Liometopum)
  • Taylor, R. W. 1964. Taxonomy and parataxonomy of some fossil ants (Hymenoptera-Formicidae). Psyche (Camb.) 71: 134-141 (page 138, Included as Formicidae, incertae generis)