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Species: †Lasius (Lasius) punctulatus   Mayr, 1868 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Lasius punctulatus Mayr, 1868c PDF: 46, pl. 2, fig. 34 (q.) BALTIC AMBER (Eocene). AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Junior synonym of Lasius pumilus: Wilson, 1955a PDF: 57.
Revived from synonymy: Dlussky, 2011 PDF: 217.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Europe: Russia

Distribution Notes:

Baltic amber; middle to Late Eocene (34-42 Ma).


From Dlussky, 2011: Neotype PIN 964/475 in Paleontological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia; other material NHML In.29050 in British Natural History Museum London, U.K.; GZG.BST.04501 in Geowissenschaftlicher Zentrum Georg-August Universitat Gottingen, Germany.
But one alate gyne (possibly one of Mayr's syntype) in Naturhistorisches Museum of Vienna, Austria (NHMW), without collection number, here assigned specimen FANTWEB00008 (obs. V. Perrichot, 2016). 

Taxonomic Notes:

Dlussky, 2011: 22, figs. 2.4, 2.5 (q.); revived from synonymy with *pumilus.


  • Mayr G.L. 1868. Die Ameisen des baltischen Bernsteins. Beitrage zur Naturkunde Preussens, 1: 1-102.
  • 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. 1997. Genera of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Baltic amber. Paleontological Journal, 31(6): 616-627.
  • Dlussky G.M. 2011. The ants of the genus Lasius (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from Late Eocene European ambers. Vestnik Zoologii, 45(3): 14-27.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Collect Date Range: collected on 1932-01-01

Type specimens: syntype: fantweb00008

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