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Species: †Lasius (Lasius) pumilus   Mayr, 1868 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Lasius pumilus Mayr, 1868c PDF: 46, pl. 2, fig. 33 (w.) BALTIC AMBER (Eocene). AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Dlussky, 2011 PDF: 215 (q.).
[The name Lasius pumilus is misspelled as Lasius pusillus by Wheeler, 1915i PDF: 142.].
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Europe: Russia

Distribution Notes:

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


Neotype MZ PAN 20891 and other material in Museum Ziemi, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland; other material available in Museum fur Naturkunde Berlin, Germany; in Geowissenschaftlicher Zentrum Georg-August Universitat Gottingen, Germany; in Senckenberg Museum und Forshungsinstitut (coll. Wunderlich), Frankfurt, Germany.

Taxonomic Notes:

Dlussky, 2011: 20, figs. 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 (w.q.); senior synonymy with *punctulatus not confirmed.


  • Mayr G.L. 1868. Die Ameisen des baltischen Bernsteins. Beitrage zur Naturkunde Preussens, 1: 1-102.
  • Wheeler W.M. 1915. The ants of the Baltic amber. Schriften der Physikalisch-Okonomischen Gesellschaft zu Koenigsberg, 55: 1-142.
  • Wilson E.O. 1955. A monographic revision of the ant genus Lasius. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology of Harvard College, 113: 1-201.
  • Dlussky G.M. 2011. The ants of the genus Lasius (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from Late Eocene European ambers. Vestnik Zoologii, 45(3): 14-27.

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