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Species: †Elaeomyrmex gracilis   Carpenter, 1930 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Elaeomyrmex gracilis Carpenter, 1930 PDF: 48, pl. 3, fig. 7; pl. 6, fig. 2; pl. 11, fig. 1 (w.q.) U.S.A. (Eocene). AntCat AntWiki HOL
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: United States

Distribution Notes:

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


Carpenter, 1930: 48, pl. 3, fig. 7; pl. 6, fig. 2; pl. 11, fig. 1 (w.q.).


Holotype MCZC-2863 in Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachussetts, U.S.A.; paratypes available in Peabody Museum, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut; University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, Boulder, Colorado; Smithsonian Institution, U.S. National Museum, Washington D.C.; other specimen in Natural History Museum, London, U.K.

Taxonomic Notes:

Ward et al., 2010: 362, incertae sedis within Dolichoderinae.


  • Carpenter F. M. 1930. The fossil ants of North America. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University, 70: 1-66.
  • Ward P. S., Brady S. G., Fisher B. L., Schultz T. R. 2010. Phylogeny and biogeography of dolichoderine ants: effects of data partitioning and relict taxa on historical inference. Systematic Biology, 59(3): 342-362.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Collect Date Range: collected between 1906-01-01 and 1907-01-01

Type specimens: paratype: ucm17009a, ucm17009b, ucm17009c

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