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Species: †Lasius (Lasius) schiefferdeckeri   Mayr, 1868 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Lasius schiefferdeckeri Mayr, 1868c PDF: 44, pl. 1, fig. 2; pl. 2, figs. 27-32 (w.q.m.) BALTIC AMBER (Eocene). AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Senior synonym of Lasius edentatus: Wilson, 1955a PDF: 52.
See also: Dlussky, 2011 PDF: 211.
// Distribution


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

Distribution Notes:

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


Syntypes GZG.BST.04221 to 04223 and numerous other material (workers, gymes, males) in Geowissenschaftlicher Zentrum Georg-August Universitat Gottingen, Germany; material also available in Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology, National Academy of Sciences, Kiev, Ukraine; in Museum Ziemi, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland; in Museum fur Naturkunde Berlin, Germany; in Paleontological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia; in British Natural History Museum London, U.K; in Zoological Museum of the University of Copenhagen, Denmark; in Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France.


  • 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., Perkovsky E.E. 2002. Ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from the Rovno amber. Vestnik Zoologii, 36(5): 3-20 [in Russian, with English abstract].
  • Perkovsky E.E. 2007. Syninclusions of ants Lasius schiefferdeckeri (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) and aphids Germaraphis (Homoptera: Aphidinea) in Rovno and Saxonian ambers. Vestnik Zoologii, 41(2): 181-185 [in Russian, with English summary].
  • 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

Type specimens: syntype: nhmw1847-9-19, nhmw1847-9-20, nhmw1847-9-21, nhmw1984-31-187, nhmw1984-31-188, nhmw1984-31-190; syntype of Lasius schiefferdeckeri: casent0911049

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