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In bituminous claystone of Grube Messel, Hesse, Germany; middle Eocene, Lutetian (ca. 47 Ma).
Holotype FIS MeI-10889 (gyne), paratype FIS MeI-8710 (gyne or worker), in Forschungsstation Grube Messel of the Senckenberg Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
Dlussky G. M., Wedmann S. (2012). The poneromorph ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae: Amblyoponinae, Ectatomminae, Ponerinae) of Grube Messel, Germany: high diversity in the Eocene. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 10(4): 725-753.
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