Casaleia Pagliano

Dlussky, G. M., Rasnitsyn, A. P. & Perfilieva, K. S., 2015, The Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Bol’shaya Svetlovodnaya (Late Eocene of Sikhote-Alin, Russian Far East), Caucasian Entomological Bulletin 11 (1), pp. 131-152: 140-141

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Casaleia Pagliano


Morphogenus Casaleia Pagliano  et Scaramozzino, 1990

Type species Protamblyopone inversa Dlussky, 1981  , by original designation.

Diagnosis (forfossilimprints).Gyne.Petioleessentially sessile, with steep broad anterior face but without distinctly descending posterior face, markedly broadly attached to 1st gastral (abdominal III) segment. Helcium protruding from very high on anterior face of 1st gastral segment; 1st gastral segment above the helcium without free anterior face. Dorsum of mesosoma convex in side view. Mandible triangulate. Eyes rather large, situated nearly at midlength of head sides. Antenna 12-segmented. Petiole trapezoid in dorsal view, broadly attached to 1st gastral segment, nearly 40% as wide as 1st gastral segment. Forewing with closed cells1+2r, 3r, rm and mcu. Icu<1.4.

Species included. Casaleia inversa ( Dlussky, 1981)  (Chon-Tuz, Kirgizia, Middle Miocene), C. longiventris ( Heer, 1849)  (Radoboj, Croatia, Early Miocene), and C.eocenica Dlussky et Wedmann, 2012  (Messel, Germany, Middle Eocene) [ Heer, 1849; Dlussky, 1981; Dlussky, Wedmann, 2012].