Oecophylla leakeyi Wilson and Taylor 1964 (weaver ant)

Insecta - Hymenoptera - Formicidae

Full reference: E. O. Wilson and R. W. Taylor. 1964. A fossil ant colony: new evidence of social antiquity. Psyche 71:93-103

Belongs to Oecophylla according to B. Bolton 2012

See also Wilson and Taylor 1964

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

Type specimen: Its type locality is Mfwangano Island ant colony, which is in a Burdigalian dry floodplain horizon in Kenya


Distribution: found only at Mfwangano Island ant colony

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