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Species: †Protazteca hendersoni   (Cockerell, 1906) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Ponera hendersoni Cockerell, 1906 PDF: 28 (q.) U.S.A. (Eocene). AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Euponera: Cockerell, 1927 PDF: 164.
Combination in Protazteca: Carpenter, 1930 PDF: 42.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: United States

Distribution Notes:

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



Specimen NHM.In26824 in Natural History Museum, London, England.

Taxonomic Notes:

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


  • Cockerell T. D. A. 1906. A new fossil ant. Entomological News, 17: 27-28.
  • Cockerell T. D. A. 1927. Fossil insects from the Miocene of Colorado. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, 9(19): 161-166.
  • 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 on 1926-01-01

Type specimens:

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