Archimyrmex

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Archimyrmex
Temporal range: Fossil
Archimyrmex piatnitzkyi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmeciinae (incertae sedis)
Genus: Archimyrmex
Cockerell, 1923
Type species
Archimyrmex rostratus
Diversity
4 fossil species
(Species Checklist)
Synonyms

Identification

Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • ARCHIMYRMEX [incertae sedis in Myrmeciinae]
    • Archimyrmex Cockerell, 1923a: 52. Type-species: †Archimyrmex rostratus, by monotypy.
    • Archimyrmex senior synonym of †Ameghinoia, †Polanskiella: Dlussky & Rasnitsyn, 2002: 420; Dlussky & Perfil'eva, 2003: 44.
  • AMEGHINOIA [junior synonym of †Archimyrmex]
    • Ameghinoia Viana & Haedo Rossi, 1957: 109. Type-species: †Ameghinoia piatnitzkyi, by original designation.
    • Ameghinoia junior synonym of †Archimyrmex: Dlussky & Rasnitsyn, 2002: 420; Dlussky & Perfil'eva, 2003: 44.
  • POLANSKIELLA [junior synonym of †Archimyrmex]
    • Polanskiella Rossi de Garcia, 1983: 19. Type-species: †Polanskiella smekali, by monotypy.
    • Polanskiella junior synonym of †Archimyrmex: Dlussky & Rasnitsyn, 2002: 420; Dlussky & Perfil'eva, 2003: 43.


References

  • Bolton, B. 1994. Identification guide to the ant genera of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 222 pp. (page 106, Archimyrmex incertae sedis in Myrmicinae)
  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 75, Archimyrmex incertae sedis in Myrmicinae)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 133, 370, Archimyrmex senior synonym of Ameghinoia and polanskiella)
  • Carpenter, F. M. 1930. The fossil ants of North America. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 70: 1-66 (page 17, Archimyrmex incertae sedis in Myrmicinae)
  • Cockerell, T. D. A. 1923a. The earliest known ponerine ant. Entomologist 56: 51-52 (page 52, Archimyrmex incertae sedis in Ponerinae)
  • Dlussky, G. M.; Perfilieva, K.S. 2003a. Paleogene ants of the genus Archimyrmex Cockerell, 1923 (Hymenoptera, Formicidae, Myrmeciinae). Paleontol. Zh. 1: 40-49 (page 44, Archimyrmex senior synonym of Ameghinoia and polanskiella)
  • Dlussky, G. M.; Rasnitsyn, A. P. 2003 [2002]. Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Formation Green River and some other Middle Eocene deposits of North America. Russ. Entomol. J. 11(4): 411-436 (page 420, Archimyrmex senior synonym of *Ameghinoia, *Polanskiella)
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1943g. A list of the type-species of the genera and subgenera of the Formicidae. [part]. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 11(10): 617-688 (page 625, Archimyrmex in Ponerinae, Myrmeciini)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1928h. The social insects: their origin and evolution. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., xviii + 378 pp. (page 117, Archimyrmex incertae sedis in Myrmicinae)