Solenopsis maxima

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Solenopsis maxima
Temporal range: Early Oligocene Brunstatt, Haut-Rhin, France
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Solenopsidini
Genus: Solenopsis
Species: S. maxima
Binomial name
Solenopsis maxima
(Förster, 1891)

Identification

Distribution

This taxon was described from Germany (Oligocene).

Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • maxima. †Attopsis maxima Förster, 1891: 443, pl. 13, fig. 13 (q.) GERMANY (Oligocene). Combination in Solenopsis: Théobald, 1937b: 200.

Description

References

  • Förster, B. 1891. Die Insekten des "Plattigen Steinmergels" von Brunstatt. Abh. Geol. Spezialkt. Elsass-Lothringen 3: 333-594 (page 443, pl. 13, fig. 13 queen described)
  • Theobald, N. 1937a. Les insectes fossiles des terrains oligocènes de France. Nancy: G. Thomas, 473 pp. (page 200, Combination in Solenopsis)