Rhopalomyrmex pygmaeus

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Rhopalomyrmex pygmaeus
Temporal range: Fossil
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Plagiolepidini
Genus: Plagiolepis
Species: Rhopalomyrmex pygmaeus
Mayr, 1868

This taxon is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Plagiolepis kuenowi.


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

  • pygmaeus. †Rhopalomyrmex pygmaeus Mayr, 1868c: 42, pl. 2, figs. 25, 26 (w.) BALTIC AMBER (Eocene). [Junior secondary homonym of pygmaea Latreille, 1798, above.] Replacement name: balticus Dlussky, 1997: 59. Junior synonym of kuenowi: Dlussky, 2010: 69.