Formica Linnaeus 1758 (ant)

Insecta - Hymenoptera - Formicidae

Synonyms: Formica (Serviformica) Forel 1913, Serviformica Forel 1913

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Parent taxon: Formicini according to P. S. Ward et al. 2016

See also Bolton 2003, Bolton 2012, Carpenter 1992, Dlussky 1981, Dlussky et al. 2015, Fabricius 1775, Fabricius 1798, Geoffroy 1762, Latreille 1796, Latreille 1802, Linnaeus 1758, Linnaeus 1761, Linnaeus 1767, Müller 1764, Müller 1776, Pongrácz 1931, Schaeffer 1766, Scopoli 1763, Scudder 1877, Wheeler 1915 and Zhang 1989

Sister taxa: Cataglyphoides, Conoformica, Protoformica

Subtaxa: Formica alsatica Formica annosa Formica arcana Formica auxillacensis Formica bauckhorni Formica biamoensis Formica buphthalma Formica cantalica Formica ceps Formica cockerelli Formica demersa Formica eoptera Formica flavifemoralis Formica flori Formica fusca Formica gibbosa Formica globiventris Formica grandis Formica gravida Formica gustawi Formica heteroptera Formica horrida Formica immersa Formica kutscheri Formica latinodosa Formica lavateri Formica linquensis Formica longicollis Formica lucida Formica luteola Formica macrocephala Formica macrognatha Formica macrophthalma Formica maculipennis Formica martynovi Formica neorufibarbis Formica nigra Formica obscura Formica orbata Formica ovala Formica palaeopolonica Formica paleosibirica Formica parexsecta Formica parvula Formica phaethusa Formica pitoni Formica primitiva Formica primordialis Formica procera Formica pulchella Formica quadrata Formica radchenkoi Formica robusta Formica sepulta Formica serresi Formica seuberti Formica strangulata Formica surinamensis Formica trigona Formica tripartita Formica ungeri Formica zherikhini

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Ecology:

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Greenland (1 collection), United States (4: Colorado, Wisconsin)

• Pliocene of France (1)

• Miocene of China (5), Croatia (4), the Czech Republic (1), France (4), Georgia (1), Germany (9), Japan (1), Romania (1)

• Oligocene of Canada (1: British Columbia), France (3), Germany (3)

• Eocene of Denmark (1), France (1), Germany (2), Lithuania (1), Poland (3), the Russian Federation (19), Ukraine (3), the United Kingdom (1), United States (9: Colorado, Montana, Texas)

Total: 79 collections including 158 occurrences

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