Oecophylla obesa Heer 1849

Insecta - Hymenoptera - Formicidae

Alternative combination: Formica obesa

Synonyms: Attopsis anthracina Heer 1849, Attopsis nigra Heer 1849, Camponotus pinguis Heer 1849, Cataulacus anthracinus Heer 1849, Formica pinguis Heer 1849

Full reference: O. Heer. 1849. Die Insektenfauna der Tertiärgebilde von Oeningen und von Radoboj in Croatien. Zweiter Theil: Henschrecken, Florfliegen, Aderflügler, Schmetterlinge und Fliegen 1-264

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

See also Bolton 1974, Bolton 2012, Deichmüller 1881, Dlussky et al. 2008, Förster 1891, Heer 1849, Heer 1867 and Mayr 1867

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

Type specimens:

  • Oecophylla obesa: UMJG&P 77.625, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Radoboj (Grätz Collection), which is in a Sarmatian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal limestone in Croatia.
  • Attopsis anthracina: GBA 2009/016/0634, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Radoboj (Grätz Collection), which is in a Sarmatian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal limestone in Croatia.
  • Attopsis nigra: GBA 2009/016/0118, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Radoboj (Grätz Collection), which is in a Sarmatian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal limestone in Croatia.
  • Formica pinguis: Its type locality is Radoboj (unspecified or Heer coll), which is in a Sarmatian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal limestone in Croatia.

Distribution:

• Miocene of Croatia (3 collections)

• Eocene of the Czech Republic (1)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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