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Species: †Plagiolepis kuenowi   Mayr, 1868 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Plagiolepis kuenowi Mayr, 1868c PDF: 39, pl. 1, figs. 22, 23 (w.) BALTIC AMBER (Eocene). AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

// Distribution


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

Distribution Notes:

Baltic, Ukraine (Rovno), and Saxonian (Bitterfeld) amber; Middle Eocene to Late Oligocene (23-37 Ma).


Holotype presumably lost, neotype GZG.BST.04059 and other material in Geowissenschaftlicher Zentrum Georg-August Universitat Gottingen, Germany; additional material in Museum Ziemi, Warsaw, Poland; in Museum fur Naturkunde Berlin, Germany; in Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology, National Academy of Sciences, Kiev, Ukraine; in Zoological Museum of the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.


  • Mayr G. L. 1868. Die Ameisen des baltischen Bernsteins. Beitrage zur Naturkunde Preussens, 1: 1-102.
  • Dlussky G. M. 2010. Ants of the genus Plagiolepis Mayr (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from Late Eocene ambers of Europe. Paleontological Journal, 44(5): 546-555.

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