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Species: †Plagiolepis klinsmanni   Mayr, 1868 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Plagiolepis klinsmanni Mayr, 1868c PDF: 37, pl. 1, figs. 19, 20 (w.) BALTIC AMBER (Eocene). AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Wheeler, 1915i PDF: 101 (m.); Dlussky, 2010a PDF: 65 (ergatoid q.).
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Europe: Russia

Distribution Notes:

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


Syntype 1984/31/183 designated as lectotype by Dlussky (2010), in Naturhistorisches Museum Vienna, Austria; other material available in Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology, National Academy of Sciences, Kiev, Ukraine; in Museum fur Naturkunde Berlin, Germany; in Geowissenschaftlicher Zentrum Georg-August Universitat Gottingen, Germany; in British Natural History Museum, London, UK; in Zoological Museum of the University of Copenhagen, Denmark; in Museum Ziemi, Warsaw, Poland.


  • Mayr G. L. 1868. Die Ameisen des baltischen Bernsteins. Beitrage zur Naturkunde Preussens, 1: 1-102.
  • Wheeler W. M. 1915. The ants of the Baltic amber. Schriften der Physikalisch-Okonomischen Gesellschaft zu Konigsberg, 55: 1-142.
  • Dlussky G. M. 2010. Ants of the genus Plagiolepis Mayr (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from Late Eocene ambers of Europe. Paleontological Journal, 44(5): 546-555.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Type specimens: lectotype: nhmw1984-31-183

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