Burmomyrma rossi

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Burmomyrma rossi
Temporal range: Early Cenomanian, Late Cretaceous
Burmese amber, Kachin Province, Myanmar
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Aneuretinae
Genus: Burmomyrma
Species: B. rossi
Binomial name
Burmomyrma rossi
Dlussky, 1996

The subfamily placement of this species is uncertain. It is thought to belong to Aneuretinae but it may belong to Sphecomyrminae (Barden & Grimaldi, 2013). In addition, Lucena & Melo (2018) propose that it most likely belongs to the family Falsiformicidae and is actually not a formicid as originally proposed by Dlussky (1996), a suggestion accepted by LaPolla & Barden (2018).

Identification

As the head is missing from the only known material it is not possible to identify this ant with other sphecomyrmine ants (Dlussky 1996).

Distribution

This taxon was described from Burmese Amber (Cretaceous).

Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • rossi. †Burmomyrma rossi Dlussky, 1996: 87, fig. 2a (q.) BURMESE AMBER (Cretaceous).

Description

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