Archimyrmex smekali

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Archimyrmex smekali
Temporal range: Early Lutetian, middle Eocene
Ventana Formation, Confluencia, Neuquen region, Argentina
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmeciinae
Genus: Archimyrmex
Species: A. smekali
Binomial name
Archimyrmex smekali
(Rossi de Garcia, 1983)

Identification

Distribution

This taxon was described from Argentina (Eocene).

Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • smekali. †Polanskiella smekali Rossi de Garcia, 1983: 19, pl. 1, figs. 1, 2, 3, 5 (q.m.) ARGENTINA (Eocene). Combination in †Archimyrmex: Dlussky & Perfilieva, 2003: 43.

Description

References

  • 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, Combination in Archimyrmex)
  • Rossi de Garcia, E. 1983. Insectos fósiles en la Formación Ventana (Eoceno). Provincia de Neuquén. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. 38: 17-23 (page 19, pl. 1, figs. 1, 2, 3, 5 queen, male described)