Oecophylla crassinoda

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Oecophylla crassinoda
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: Formicinae
Tribe: Oecophyllini
Genus: Oecophylla
Species: O. crassinoda
Binomial name
Oecophylla crassinoda
Wheeler, W.M., 1922

Dlussky Wappler Wedmann 2008-9Oecophylla-crassinoda.jpg




This taxon was described from Baltic amber (Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene) and is also known from Bitterfeld amber (Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene) (Perkovsky, 2016).



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

  • brevinodis †Oecophylla brevinodis Wheeler, W.M. 1915h: 116, fig. 56 (w.) BALTIC AMBER (Eocene). [Junior primary homonym of †brevinodis André, above.] Replacement name: †crassinoda Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 227.
  • crassinoda. †Oecophylla crassinoda Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 227. Replacement name for †brevinodis Wheeler, W.M. 1915h: 116. [Junior primary homonym of brevinodis André, 1890: 313.]