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Species: †Protoformica proformicoides   (Dlussky, 1967) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Formica (Protoformica) proformicoides Dlussky, 1967b PDF: 85, fig. 2 (w.) BALTIC AMBER (Eocene). AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

See also: Dlussky, 2008a PDF: 56
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  Geographic regions: Not found on any curated Geolocale/Taxon lists.

Distribution Notes:

Baltic amber; middle to Late Eocene (34-42 Ma).


Holotype PIN 364/371 in Paleontological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia; other specimen ZMUC 167 in Zoological Museum University Copenhagen, Denmark.


  • Dlussky G. M. 1967. Ants of the genus Formica from the Baltic amber. Paleontologicheskii Zhurnal, 1967(2): 80-89 [in Russian; English translation in Paleontological Journal, 1(2): 69-77].
  • Dlussky G. M., Fedoseeva E. B. 1988. Origin and early evolution of ants. In: Ponomarenko A. G. (Ed.), Cretaceous biocenotic crisis and evolution of the insects. Nauka Press, Moscow: pp. 70-144 [in Russian].
  • Dlussky G. M. 2008. Ants of the tribe Formicini (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from Late Eocene amber of Europe. Paleontological Journal, 42(5): 500-513.

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