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Species: †Pachycondyla gracilicornis   (Mayr, 1868) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Ponera gracilicornis Mayr, 1868c PDF: 72 (footnote) (w.) BALTIC AMBER (Eocene). AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Incertae sedis in Ponera: Wheeler, 1915i PDF: 40; in Ponerinae: Taylor, 1964 PDF: 139.
Combination in Pachycondyla: Bolton, 1995b: 305.
See also: Dlussky, 2009 PDF: 1054.


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

Distribution Notes:

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


Holotype may be lost. One specimen (SMF-Be807) in the Wunderlich collection of the Senckenberg Forschungsinstitut und Natur-Museum, Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany.


  • 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 Konigsberg, 55: 1-142.
  • Taylor R. W. 1964. Taxonomy and parataxonomy of some fossil ants (Hymenoptera - Formicidae). Psyche, 71(3): 134-141.
  • Bolton B. 1995. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts: 504 pp.
  • Dlussky G. M. 2009. The ant subfamilies Ponerinae, Cerapachyinae, and Pseudomyrmecinae (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) in the Late Eocene ambers of Europe. Paleontological Journal, 43(9): 1043-1086.

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