Ponerites coloradensis

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Ponerites coloradensis
Temporal range: Lutetian, Middle Eocene Green River Formation, Colorado, United States
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Ponerites
Species: P. coloradensis
Binomial name
Ponerites coloradensis
Dlussky & Rasnitsyn, 2002

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This taxon was described from Green River Formation, Colorado, United States (Lutetian, Middle Eocene).



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

  • coloradensis. †Ponerites coloradensis Dlussky & Rasnitsyn, 2002: 423, figs. 22, 23 (q.) U.S.A. (Eocene).



  • Dlussky, G. M.; Rasnitsyn, A. P. 2003 [2002]. Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Formation Green River and some other Middle Eocene deposits of North America. Russ. Entomol. J. 11(4): 411-436 (page 423, figs. 22, 23 queen described)