• Green River Fossil
    Photographer: Dov Scher : Field Museum of Natural History
    (c) Field Museum of Natural History
    Description: Ant Undetermined species Early Eocene (50 million years ago) Fossil Lake, Wyoming Geology Specimen # PE52593 Individual Green River fossil specimens.
  • Bees
    Photographer: John Weinstein : Field Museum of Natural History - Photography Division
    (c) Field Museum of Natural History
    Description: Bees (Superfamily Apoidea) and ants (Family Formicidae) from the 18-inch layer. Top left) A bee, with a body length of 20 millimeters (specimen is FMNH PE60931) from FBM Locality A. Top right) A bee with a body length of 16 millimeters from FBM Locality E (specimen is FMNH PE60992). Bottom left) A worker or soldier ant with a body length of 4 millimeters from FBM Locality A (specimen is FMNH PE52593). Bottom right) A queen ant with a body length of 20 millimeters from FBM Locality A (specimen is FMNH PE57074).
Catalog Number: PE 52593
Taxonomic Name: Formicidae
FM Catalog: Fossil Invertebrates
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Period: Paleogene
Earliest Epoch: Eocene
Coordinates Available?: No
Country: United States of America
State/Province/Territory: Wyoming
County: Lincoln
EMu IRN: 2862966
Occurrence ID: 0686ec19-12b8-44cc-96e8-0b89fe48f76f

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