Solenopsis superba Förster 1891 (ant)

Insecta - Hymenoptera - Formicidae

Alternative combination: Attopsis superba

Synonym: Attopsis extensa Förster 1891

Full reference: B. Förster. 1891. Die Insekten der "Plattigen Steinmergels" von Brunstatt. Abhandlungen zur Geologischen Specialkarte von Elsass-Lothringen, Band 3 1:335-593

Belongs to Solenopsis according to B. Bolton 2012

See also Förster 1891 and Theobald 1937

Sister taxa: Solenopsis alena, Solenopsis atavinus, Solenopsis blanda, Solenopsis foersteri, Solenopsis maxima, Solenopsis moesta, Solenopsis privata, Solenopsis valida

Type specimens:

  • Solenopsis superba: Its type locality is Brunstatt, horizon d3, which is in an Oligocene lacustrine - large marl in France
  • Attopsis extensa: Its type locality is Brunstatt, horizon d4, which is in an Oligocene lacustrine - large marl in France.

Ecology:

Distribution:

• Oligocene of France (4 collections), Germany (1)

Total: 5 collections including 6 occurrences

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