Oecophylla longiceps Dlussky et al. 2008 (weaver ant)

Insecta - Hymenoptera - Formicidae

Full reference: G. M. Dlussky, T. Wappler, and S. Wedmann. 2008. New midle Eocene formicid species from Germany and the evolution of weaver ants. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 53(4):615-626

Belongs to Oecophylla according to B. Bolton 2012

See also Dlussky et al. 2008

Sister taxa: Oecophylla atavina, Oecophylla bartoniana, Oecophylla brischkei, Oecophylla crassinoda, Oecophylla eckfeldiana, Oecophylla grandimandibula, Oecophylla leakeyi, Oecophylla megarche, Oecophylla obesa, Oecophylla praeclara, Oecophylla sicula, Oecophylla smaragdina, Oecophylla superba, Oecophylla taurica

Type specimen: Mel3643, an exoskeleton. 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:

Distribution: found only at Grube Messel Pit (Senckenberg SMF collection)

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