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Species: †Ectatomma gracile   Emery, 1891 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Ectatomma gracile Emery, 1891b PDF: 145, pl. 1, figs. 1, 2 (m.) ITALY (Sicilian Amber: Sicily, Oligocene). AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Gnamptogenys: Brown & Carpenter, 1979 PDF: 417 (in text).
Incertae sedis in Ectatomma: Bolton, 1995b: 186.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Europe: Italy

Distribution Notes:

Sicilian amber, Italy; exact age unknown between late Eocene, Oligocene, and middle Miocene (14 to 34 Ma; see Ragazzi & Roghi, 2014).


Holotype 16629 in Museo di Mineralogia Luigi Bombicci, Universita di Bologna, Italy.


  • Emery C. 1891. Le formiche dell'ambra Siciliana nel Museo Mineralogico della Universita di Bologna. Memorie della Accademia delle Scienze dell'Istituto di Bologna, 5(1): 141-165.
  • Bolton B. 1995. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 504 pp.
  • Ragazzi E., Roghi G., 2014. Simetite, the Sicilian amber, In: Kustatscher E., Roghi G., Bertini A., Miola A. (Eds.), Palaeobotany of Italy. Publication of the Museum of Nature South Tyrol, 9: 232-237.

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