Cretomyrma

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Cretomyrma
Temporal range: Santonian, Late Cretaceous
Yantardakh, Siberia, Russia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Sphecomyrminae
Tribe: Sphecomyrmini
Genus: Cretomyrma
Dlussky, 1975
Type species
Cretomyrma arnoldii
Diversity
2 fossil species
(Species Checklist)

Identification

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • CRETOMYRMA [†Sphecomyrminae: †Sphecomyrmini]
    • Cretomyrma Dlussky, 1975: 115. Type-species: †Cretomyrma arnoldii, by original designation.

Taxonomic history

  • Cretomyrma in †Sphecomyrmidae: Dlussky, 1987: 132; Dlussky & Fedoseeva, 1988: 77.
  • Cretomyrma in †Sphecomyrminae: Dlussky, 1975: 115; Wilson, 1987: 49; Hölldobler & Wilson, 1990: 9; Bolton, 1994: 187; Grimaldi, et al. 1997: 7.
  • Cretomyrma †Sphecomyrminae, †Sphecomyrmini: Bolton, 2003: 261; Borysenko, 2017: 15.
  • Cretomyrma as genus: all authors.
  • Cretomyrma catalogues: Bolton, 1995b: 166.
  • Cretomyrma references: Grimaldi, et al. 1997: 9 (review of genus).

References

  • Bolton, B. 1994. Identification guide to the ant genera of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 222 pp. (page 187, Cretomyrma in Sphecomyrminae)
  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 172, Cretomyrma in Sphecomyrminae)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 261, Cretomyrma in Sphecomyrminae; taxonomic synopsis)
  • Borysenko, L.H. 2017. Description of a new genus of primitive ants from Canadian amber, with the study of relationships between stem- and crown-group ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Insecta Mundi 570: 1–57.
  • Dlussky, G. M. 1975a. Superfamily Formicoidea Latreille, 1802. Family Formicidae Latreille, 1802. Pp. 114-122 in: Rasnitsyn, A. P. (ed.) Hymenoptera Apocrita of Mesozoic. Tr. Paleontol. Inst. Akad. Nauk USSR 147:1-134. (page 115, Cretomyrma in Sphecomyrminae)
  • Dlussky, G. M. 1987. New Formicoidea (Hymenoptera) of the Upper Cretaceous. Paleontol. Zh. 1987(1 1: 131-135 (page 132, Cretomyrma in Sphecomyrmidae)
  • Dlussky, G. M.; Fedoseeva, E. B. 1988. Origin and early stages of evolution in ants. Pp. 70-144 in: Ponomarenko, A. G. (ed.) Cretaceous biocenotic crisis and insect evolution. Moskva: Nauka, 232 pp. (page 77, Cretomyrma in Sphecomyrmidae)
  • Grimaldi, D.; Agosti, D.; Carpenter, J. M. 1997. New and rediscovered primitive ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Cretaceous amber from New Jersey, and their phylogenetic relationships. Am. Mus. Novit. 3208: 1-43 (page 7, Cretomyrma in Sphecomyrminae)
  • Grimaldi, D.; Agosti, D.; Carpenter, J. M. 1997. New and rediscovered primitive ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Cretaceous amber from New Jersey, and their phylogenetic relationships. Am. Mus. Novit. 3208: 1-43 (page 9, review of genus)
  • Hölldobler, B.; Wilson, E. O. 1990. The ants. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, xii + 732 pp. (page 9, Cretomyrma in Sphecomyrminae)
  • Wilson, E. O. 1987b. The earliest known ants: an analysis of the Cretaceous species and an inference concerning their social organization. Paleobiol. 13: 44-53 (page 49, Cretomyrma in Sphecomyrminae)