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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, Curtipalpulus, Drymomyrmex, Eoleptocerites, Formicini, Fushuniformica, Gesomyrmecini, Heeridris, Huaxiaformica, 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