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Formica arcana

Insecta - Hymenoptera - Formicidae

Taxonomy
Formica arcana was named by Scudder (1877). Its type specimen is GSC 10a, a wing, and it is a compression fossil. Its type locality is Quesnel, which is in an Oligocene lacustrine shale in Canada.

It was considered a nomen dubium by Carpenter (1930).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1877Formica arcana Scudder pp. 266-267
1890Formica arcana Scudder p. 618 figs. Pl 3 fig 24
2012Formica arcana Bolton

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Ecdysozoa
Panarthropoda
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
subphylumMandibulata
Pancrustacea
superclassHexapodaLatreille 1825
CercophoraBörner 1904
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
speciesarcana

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