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Formica fragilis Heer 1867 (ant)

Insecta - Hymenoptera - Formicidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 256195

Full reference: O. Heer. 1867. Fossile Hymenopteren aus Oeningen und Radoboj. Neue Denkschriften der Allgemeinen Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für die Gesammten Naturwissenschaften 22:1-42

Belongs to Formicinae according to G. M. Dlussky and T. S. Putyatina 2014

Sister taxa: Andrena tertiaria, Attopsis, Camponotini, Camponotites, Drymomyrmex, Formicini, Gesomyrmecini, Heeridris, Imhoffia, Kyromyrma, Lasiini, Leptogasteritus, Leucotaphus, Liaoformica, Longiformica, Magnogasterites, Myrmecorhynchus, Oecophyllini, Orbicapitia, Ovalicapito, Ovaligastrula, Plagiolepidini, Protrechina, Sinoformica, Sinotenuicapito, Wilsonia

Type specimen: UMJG&P 77.541, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Radoboj (Grätz Collection), which is in a Sarmatian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal limestone in Croatia.

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Average measurements (in mm): body 4.20 x 1.10, forewing length 4.50