Oecophylla taurica Perfilieva et al. 2017 (weaver ant)

Insecta - Hymenoptera - Formicidae

Full reference: K. S. Perfilieva, D. A. Dubovikoff, and G. M. Dlussky. 2017. Miocene ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from Crimea. Paleontological Journal 51:391-401

Belongs to Oecophylla according to K. S. Perfilieva et al. 2017

Sister taxa: Oecophylla atavina, 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

Type specimen: PIN 4204/32, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Malyi Kamyshlak, Kerch, Crimea (PIN collection 4204), which is in a Langhian marine shale in the Argun Formation of Ukraine.

Ecology:

Distribution: found only at Malyi Kamyshlak, Kerch, Crimea (PIN collection 4204)

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