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Species: †Lasius occultatus   (Heer, 1849) 

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Lasius occultatus parschlugianus

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Fossil: 1 valid subspecies

Formica occultata Heer, 1849: 134, pl. 10, fig. 6; pl. 11, fig. 11 (q.m.) CROATIA (Miocene). AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

[Also described as new by Heer, 1850: 134].
Combination in Lasius: Mayr, 1867b PDF: 55.
Status as species: Giebel, 1856: 169; Heer, 1867 PDF: 15; Mayr, 1867b PDF: 54; Scudder, 1891 PDF: 705, 714; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 190; Handlirsch, 1907: 860; Bolton, 1995b: 225; Dlussky & Putyatina, 2014 PDF: 265 (redescription).
Senior synonym of Lasius minutulus: Dlussky & Putyatina, 2014: 265.
Current subspecies: nominal plus †L. o. parschlugianus.
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Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Europe: Austria, Croatia

Distribution Notes:

Radoboj, Croatia; in Early Miocene (Burdigalian, 16-20.4 Ma) micritic limestone.

Comments:

Lectotype UMJG-P 77.499 and other specimens (UMJG-P 77.543, 77.644b, 77.565) in Universalmuseum Joanneum, Geology and Paleontology, Graz, Austria; other material in Geologische Bundesanstalt and in Naturhistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria.

*One specimen of subspecies parschlugianus in Paleontology Department of the Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France. 

References:

  • Heer O. 1849. Die Insektenfauna der Tertiargebilde von Oeningen und von Radoboj in Croatien. Zweiter Teil: Heuschrecken, Florfliegen, Aderflugler, Schmetterlinge und Fliegen. W. Engelmann, Leipzig: vi + 264 pp. [also published as Heer, 1850]
  • Heer O. 1850. Die Insektenfauna der Tertiargebilde von Oeningen und von Radoboj in Croatien. Zweite Abtheilung: Heuschrecken, Florfliegen, Aderflugler, Schmetterlinge und Fliegen. Neue Denkschriften der Allgemeinen Schweizerischen Gesellschaft fur die gesammten Naturwissenschaften, 1(11): 1-264.
  • Mayr G. L. 1867. Vorlaufige Studien uber die Radoboj-Formiciden, in der Sammlung der k.k. geologischen Reichsanstalt. Jahrbuch der kaiserlich-koeniglichen Geologischen Reichsanstalt, 17: 47-62.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Type specimens: lectotype: umj77499; lectotype of Formica pumila: umj77645b



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