New Middle Eocene Formicid Species from Germany and the Evolution of Weaver Ants

@inproceedings{Dlussky2008NewME,
  title={New Middle Eocene Formicid Species from Germany and the Evolution of Weaver Ants},
  author={Gennady M. Dlussky and Torsten Wappler and Sonja Wedmann},
  year={2008}
}
Two new species of weaver ant are described from the Eocene of Germany. Males and gynes of Oecophylla longiceps Dlussky sp. nov. are found in the middle Eocene (about 47 Ma) of Grube Messel, Germany. Males, gynes and two workers of O. eckfeldiana Dlussky sp. nov. are recorded from the middle Eocene (about 43 Ma) of Eckfeld maar, Germany. The two new species are among the oldest records of the extant genus Oecophylla. First adaptations for moving in the forest canopy are present in the workers… 
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