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Formica obscura

Insecta - Hymenoptera - Formicidae

Taxonomy
Formica obscura was named by Heer (1849). Its type specimen is UMJG&P 77.536, an exoskeleton (wings and abdomen), and it is an impression. Its type locality is Radoboj (unspecified or Heer coll), which is in a Sarmatian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal limestone in Croatia.

It was recombined as Lasius obscurus by Mayr (1867) and Bolton (2012).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1849Formica obscura Heer p. 119 figs. Pl 9, fig 2
1867Lasius obscurus Mayr p. 52
2012Lasius obscurus Bolton
2014Formica obscura Dlussky and Putyatina p. 259 fig. 9G

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Ecdysozoa
Panarthropoda
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
subphylumMandibulata
Pancrustacea
superclassHexapodaLatreille 1825
Cercofilata
classInsecta
Dicondylia
Paranotalia
subclassPterygota(Brauer 1885)
RankNameAuthor
NeopterygotaCrampton 1924
infraclassNeopteraMartynov 1923
Holometabola
orderHymenoptera
UnicalcaridaSchulmeister et al. 2002
suborderVespina()
suborderApocritaGerstaecker 1867
Aculeata()
superfamilyVespoidea
familyFormicidae()
subfamilyFormicinae
tribeFormicini
genusFormica
speciesobscura

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available