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Formiciumgroup is extinct

Containing group: Formicidae


Formicium were giant ants characterized by large, slit-like gastral spiracles and unique aspects of their wing venation (Bolton 2003).

Other Names for Formicium


Bolton, B. 1994. Identification Guide to the Ant Genera of the World. 222 pp. Cambridge, Mass.

Bolton, B. 1995. A New General Catalog of the Ants of the World. 504 pp. Cambridge, Mass.

Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. 370 pp. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute, Vol. 71. Gainesville, FL.

Lutz, H. 1986. Eine neue Unterfamilie der Formicidae aus dem mittel-eozšnen ÷lschiefer der "Grube Messel" bei Darmstadt (Deutschland, S-Hessen). Senckenbergiana Lethaea 67: 177-218. [German]

Lutz, H. 1990. Systematische und palŲkologische Untersuchungen an Insekten aus dem Mittel-Eozšn der Grube Messel bei Darmstadt. Courier Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg 124: 1-164.

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