Formica annosa LaPolla and Greenwalt 2015 (ant)

Insecta - Hymenoptera - Formicidae

Full reference: J. S. LaPolla and D. E. Greenwalt. 2015. Fossil ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of the Middle Eocene Kishenehn Formation. Sociobiology 62:163-174

Belongs to Formica according to J. S. LaPolla and D. E. Greenwalt 2015

Sister taxa: Formica alsatica, 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 robusta, Formica sepulta, Formica serresi, Formica seuberti, Formica strangulata, Formica surinamensis, Formica trigona, Formica tripartita, Formica ungeri, Formica zherikhini

Type specimen: USNM 609591, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Spring site, Middle Fork Flathead River (Kishenehn), which is in a Lutetian lacustrine - large shale in the Kishenehn Formation of Montana.

Ecology:

Distribution: found only at Spring site, Middle Fork Flathead River (Kishenehn)

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