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Species: †Fonsecahymen stigmata   Martins-Neto & Mendes, 2002 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Fonsecahymen stigmata Martins-Neto & Mendes, 2002 PDF: 29, pl. 1C, fig. 1E (wing) BRAZIL (Minas Gerais, Oligocene). AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[Note: fig. 1E shows a formicine venation, together with (lower left) the partial venation of a non-hymenopterous wing which is not mentioned in the text. Pl.1C shows the head, partial mesosoma and at least right fore wing of an uncertain formicine. As the fossil is Neotropical the authors’ association of it with Oecophylla is probably incorrect].
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  Geographic regions: Not found on any curated Geolocale/Taxon lists.

Distribution Notes:

Fonseca, Minas Gerais State, Brazil; Fonseca Fm, Oligocene (23-34 Ma).


Martins-Neto & Mendes, 2002: 29-30, fig. 1E, pl. IC (q?), in Formicinae.


Holotype CH 0014/2, in the Invertebrate Paleontological Collection of Museu de Historia Natural, Univale, Minas Gerais, Brazil.


Probably not in Formicidae based on description and fig. 1E. (Perrichot, pers. obs.).


Martins-Neto R. G., Mendes M. 2002. The Fonseca Formation paleoentomofauna (Fonseca Basin, Oligocene of Minas Gerais State, Brazil) with description of new taxa. Acta Geologica Leopoldensia, 25(55): 27-33.

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