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Species: †Formica robusta   Carpenter, 1930 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Formica robusta Chang & He, 2002a PDF: 53, figs. 18, 19, 54 (w.) CHINA (Ningxia). Palearctic. Primary type information: Primary type material: holotype worker. Primary type locality: China: Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, Liupan Mts, Jingyuan, 1900 m., 8.ix.1998, no. 98-109 (Y. Chang). Primary type depository: NUYC. Secondary type information: Secondary type material: >25 paratype workers. Secondary type localities: 4 paratype workers with same data as holotype but no. 99-606, 2 paratype workers with same data as holotype but 3.x.1998, no. 98-423, 12 paratype workers with same data as holotype but 2.x.1998, no.98-099, 7 paratype workers with same data as holotype but 3.x.1998, no. 98-123, paratype workers (number not stated) Longde, 1900 m. (Y. Chang). Secondary type depository: NUYC. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

[Unresolved junior primary homonym of Formica robusta Carpenter, 1930.]
Status as species: Guénard & Dunn, 2012 PDF: 32.
[Note: Guénard & Dunn, 2012 PDF: 32, list Formica robusta Carpenter, 1930 in error for Formica robusta Chang & He, 2002.]
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: United States
    Asia: China
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

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


Holotype MCZC-2878 in Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachussetts, U.S.A.; paratypes available in Peabody Museum, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut; Princeton University, New Jersey; University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, Boulder, Colorado; Smithsonian Institution, U.S. National Museum, Washington D.C.; American Museum of Natural History, New York; Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Carpenter F. M. 1930. The fossil ants of North America. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University, 70: 1-66.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Collect Date Range: collected on 1907-01-01 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: paratype: ucm17012

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