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Formica robusta Carpenter 1930 (ant)

Insecta - Hymenoptera - Formicidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 255918

Full reference: F. M. Carpenter. 1930. The Fossil Ants of North America. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University 70:1-66

Belongs to Formica according to B. Bolton 2012

Sister taxa: Formica alsatica, Formica annosa, Formica arcana, Formica auxillacensis, Formica bauckhorni, Formica biamoensis, Formica buphthalma, Formica cantalica, Formica ceps, Formica cockerelli, Formica demersa, Formica eoptera, Formica flavifemoralis, Formica flori, Formica fusca, Formica gibbosa, Formica globiventris, Formica grandis, Formica gravida, Formica gustawi, Formica heteroptera, Formica horrida, Formica immersa, Formica kutscheri, Formica latinodosa, Formica lavateri, Formica linquensis, Formica longicollis, Formica lucida, Formica luteola, Formica macrocephala, Formica macrognatha, Formica macrophthalma, Formica maculipennis, Formica martynovi, Formica neorufibarbis, Formica nigra, Formica obscura, Formica orbata, Formica ovala, Formica palaeopolonica, Formica paleosibirica, Formica parexsecta, Formica parvula, Formica phaethusa, Formica pitoni, Formica primitiva, Formica primordialis, Formica procera, Formica pulchella, Formica quadrata, Formica radchenkoi, Formica sepulta, Formica serresi, Formica seuberti, Formica strangulata, Formica surinamensis, Formica trigona, Formica tripartita, Formica ungeri, Formica zherikhini

Type specimen: MCZ 2878, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Florissant (MCZ Collection), which is in a Chadronian lacustrine - large shale in the Florissant Formation of Colorado.

Ecology:

Average measurements (in mm): body 10.0 x 3.0, forewing length 7.80