Protazteca hendersoni

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Protazteca hendersoni
Temporal range: Late Eocene
Florissant, Colorado, United States
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Genus: Protazteca
Species: P. hendersoni
Binomial name
Protazteca hendersoni
(Cockerell, 1906)



This taxon was described from Florissant, Colorado, United States (Late Eocene).



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

  • hendersoni. †Ponera hendersoni Cockerell, 1906: 28 (q.) U.S.A. (Oligocene). Combination in Euponera: Cockerell, 1927: 164; in †Protazteca: Carpenter, 1930: 42.



  • Carpenter, F. M. 1930. The fossil ants of North America. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 70: 1-66 (page 42, Combination in Protazteca)
  • Cockerell, T. D. A. 1906. A new fossil ant. Entomol. News 17: 27-28 (page 28, queen described)
  • Cockerell, T. D. A. 1927. Fossil insects from the Miocene of Colorado. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 9(19): 161-166 (page 164, Combination in Euponera)