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Species: †Iridomyrmex obscurans   Carpenter, 1930 

Classification:
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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Iridomyrmex obscurans Carpenter, 1930 PDF: 51 (q.) U.S.A. (Eocene). AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Provisionally retained in Iridomyrmex: Shattuck, 1992a PDF: 16.
Unidentifiable taxon, incertae sedis in Iridomyrmex: Heterick & Shattuck, 2011 PDF: 168.
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Distribution:

  Geographic regions: Not found on any curated Geolocale/Taxon lists.

Distribution Notes:

Florissant, Colorado, U.S.A.; Late Eocene (ca. 34 Ma).

Comments:

Holotype USNM 78799 in U.S. National Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., U.S.A.

References:

  • Carpenter F. M. 1930. The fossil ants of North America. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University, 70: 1-66.
  • Shattuck S. O. 1992. Review of the dolichoderine ant genus Iridomyrmex Mayr with descriptions of three new genera (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of the Australian Entomological Society, 31: 13-18.
  • Heterick B. E., Shattuck S. 2011. Revision of the ant genus Iridomyrmex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Zootaxa, 2845: 1-175.


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