Protaneuretus succineus

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Protaneuretus succineus
Temporal range: Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene Baltic amber, Baltic Sea region
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Aneuretinae
Genus: Protaneuretus
Species: P. succineus
Binomial name
Protaneuretus succineus
Wheeler, W.M., 1915


Dubovikoff et al. 2020:

Protaneuretus succineus - Size greater than 5 mm. Pubescence abundant (including on limbs). Main surface of propodeum noticeably longer than the sloping surface. Propodeum spines acute and directed upward.

Protaneuretus mirabilis - Size smaller. Pubescence sparse, absent on scape and limbs. Main surface of propodeum the same size as sloping surface. Propodeum spines obtuse, node-shaped, directed backwards.


This taxon was described from Baltic amber (Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene).



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

  • succineus. †Protaneuretus succineus Wheeler, W.M. 1915h: 72, fig. 31 (w.q.) BALTIC AMBER (Eocene).