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Species: †Protrechina carpenteri   Wilson, 1985 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Protrechina carpenteri Wilson, 1985f PDF: 213, fig. 6 (w.) U.S.A. (Arkansas, Claiborne (Arkansas) Amber, Eocene). AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[Note: after discussing the poor condition of the specimen, LaPolla & Dlussky, 2010 10.4289/0013-8797-112.2.258 PDF: 270, suspect that “Protrechina is really a Nylanderia species”.]
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  Geographic regions: Not found on any curated Geolocale/Taxon lists.

Distribution Notes:

Arkansas amber, Malvern, U.S.A.; middle Eocene (40 to 48 Ma).


Wilson, 1985: 213, fig. 6 (w.).


Type material in Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachussetts, U.S.A.

Taxonomic Notes:

See also LaPolla & Dlussky, 2010: 269.


  • Wilson E. O. 1985. Ants from the Cretaceous and Eocene amber of North America. Psyche, 92(2-3): 205-216.
  • LaPolla J. S., Dlussky G. M. 2010. Review of fossil Prenolepis genus-group species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 112(2): 258-273.

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