ammonites
banner
Gateway to the Paleobiology Database
Messelepone leptogenoides Dlussky and Wedmann 2012 (ant)

Insecta - Hymenoptera - Formicidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 251984

Full reference: G. M. Dlussky and S. Wedmann. 2012. The poneromorph ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae: Amblyoponinae, Ectatomminae, Ponerinae) of Grube Messel, Germany: high biodiversity in the Eocene. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 10:725-753

Belongs to Messelepone according to G. M. Dlussky and S. Wedmann 2012

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: FIS MeI 4808, an exoskeleton (winged gyne). Its type locality is Grube Messel Pit (Senckenberg SMF collection), which is in a MP 11 crater lake claystone in the Messel Formation of Germany.

Ecology:

Average measurements (in mm): body length 10.1