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Species: †Pheidole cordata   (Holl, 1829) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Formica cordata Holl, 1829: 140 (s.) BALTIC AMBER (Eocene). AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Pheidole: Mayr, 1868c PDF: 17.
Incertae sedis in Myrmicinae: Casadei-Ferreira et al., 2019 10.3897/zookeys.866.35756 PDF: 123.
[This ant is noted and figured in Schweigger, 1819: 119, pl. 18, fig. 70, but is not named.].


  Geographic regions: Not found on any curated Geolocale/Taxon lists.

Distribution Notes:

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


Type material presumably lost.


  • Holl F. 1829. Handbuch der Petrefactenkunde. Dresden. Vol. 2. 117-232.
  • Mayr G. L. 1868. Die Ameisen des baltischen Bernsteins. Beitrage zur Naturkunde Preussens, 1: 1-102.
  • Schweigger A. F. 1819. Beobachtungen auf naturhistorischen Reisen. Anatomisch-physiologische Untersuchungen uber Corallen; nebst einem Anhange, Bemerkungen uber den Bernstein enthaldend. Reimer, Berlin: 127 pp.
  • Dubovikoff D. A. 2011. The first record of the genus Pheidole Westwood, 1839 (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from the Baltic amber. Russian Entomological Journal, 20(3): 255-257.

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