Oecophylla sicula

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Oecophylla sicula
Temporal range: Fossil
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Oecophyllini
Genus: Oecophylla
Species: O. sicula
Binomial name
Oecophylla sicula
Emery, 1891

Identification

Distribution

This taxon was described from Sicilian amber (Miocene).

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • sicula. †Oecophylla sicula Emery, 1891a: 156, pl. 3, figs. 36, 37 (w.) SICILIAN AMBER (Miocene).

Description

References

The following references are based on the 2007 CD version of the Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • Emery, C. 1891b. Le formiche dell'ambra Siciliana nel Museo Mineralogico dell'Università di Bologna. Mem. R. Accad. Sci. Ist. Bologna (5)1:141-165 (page 156, pl. 3, figs. 36, 37 worker described)

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