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Species: †Pseudolasius boreus   Wheeler, 1915 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Pseudolasius boreus Wheeler, 1915i PDF: 133, fig. 64 (s.w.) BALTIC AMBER (Eocene). AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

See also: LaPolla & Dlussky, 2010: 270.


   (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists)
Palearctic Region: Russia

Distribution Notes:

Baltic, Rovno, and Saxonian amber; middle Eocene to Late Oligocene (23-42 Ma).


Holotype presumably lost, numerous workers (syntypes and other material) saved in Geowissenschaftlicher Zentrum Georg-August Universitat Gottingen, Germany. Other workers also available in Naturhistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria; in Museum fur Naturkunde-Berlin, Germany; and in Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology, National Academy of Sciences, Kiev, Ukraine. 


  • Wheeler W. M. 1915. The ants of the Baltic amber. Schriften der Physikalisch-Okonomischen Gesellschaft zu Konigsberg, 55: 1-142.
  • LaPolla J. S., Dlussky G. M. 2010. Review of fossil Prenolepis genus-group species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 112(2): 258-273.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Type specimens: paralectotype: nhmw1984-31-211; syntype: gzg-bst04646

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