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1 April 2010 Review of Fossil Prenolepis Genus-Group Species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
John S. LaPolla, Gennady M. Dlussky
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Abstract

The fossil record of the Prenolepis genus-group is comprehensively reviewed for the first time. Five fossil species are presently known from this clade: Nylanderia vetula, sp. nov. (Dominican amber); Nylanderia pygmaea, comb. nov., Prenolepis henschei and Pseudolasius boreus (Baltic and other contemporaneous amber deposits); and Protrechina carpenteri (Arkansas amber). With the reclassification of Nylanderia pygmaea, it is now clear that the major lineages of the Prenolepis genus-group existed by at least the Eocene.

John S. LaPolla and Gennady M. Dlussky "Review of Fossil Prenolepis Genus-Group Species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)," Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 112(2), 258-273, (1 April 2010). https://doi.org/10.4289/0013-8797-112.2.258
Published: 1 April 2010
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Formicinae
fossils
Nylanderia
Protrechina
Pseudolasius
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