Oecophylla atavina Cockerell 1915 (weaver ant)

Insecta - Hymenoptera - Formicidae

Synonym: Oecophylla perdita Cockerell 1915

Full reference: T. D. A. Cockerell. 1915. British fossil insects. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 49:469-499

Belongs to Oecophylla according to G. M. Dlussky and K. S. Perfilieva 2014

See also Bolton 2012 and Cockerell 1915

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

Type specimens:

  • Oecophylla atavina: USNM 61419, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Bembridge Marls (Brodie coll), which is in a Priabonian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal lime mudstone in the Bouldnor Formation of the United Kingdom.
  • Oecophylla perdita: USNM 61420, a forewing. Its type locality is Bembridge Marls (Brodie coll), which is in a Priabonian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal lime mudstone in the Bouldnor Formation of the United Kingdom.

Ecology:

Distribution: found only at Bembridge Marls (Brodie coll)

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