Electromyrmex

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Electromyrmex
Temporal range: Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene
Baltic amber, Baltic Sea region
Electromyrmex klebsi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Genus: Electromyrmex
Wheeler, W.M., 1910
Type species
Electromyrmex klebsi
Diversity
1 fossil species
(Species Checklist)

Photo Gallery

  • Electromyrmex klebsi, Baltic amber.jpg

Identification

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • ELECTROMYRMEX [incertae sedis in Myrmicinae]
    • Electromyrmex Wheeler, W.M. 1910g: 164 (by indication). Type-species: †Electromyrmex klebsi, by monotypy.
    • [†Electromyrmex Wheeler, W.M. 1908g: 413. Nomen nudum. †Electromyrmex also described as new by Wheeler, W.M. 1915h: 55.]

References

  • Bolton, B. 1994. Identification guide to the ant genera of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 222 pp. (page 106, Electromyrmex 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 187, Electromyrmex incertae sedis in Myrmicinae)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 258, Electromyrmex incertae sedis in Myrmicinae [Electromyrmex Wheeler, W.M. 1908b:413, nomen nudum. Electromyrmex also described as new by Wheeler, W.M. 1915e:55 (diagnosis).])
  • 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 80, Electromyrmex incertae sedis in Myrmicinae)
  • 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 642, Electromyrmex in Myrmicinae, Myrmicini)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1910b. Ants: their structure, development and behavior. New York: Columbia University Press, xxv + 663 pp. (page 164, Electromyrmex as genus (by indication))
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1915i [1914]. The ants of the Baltic Amber. Schr. Phys.-Ökon. Ges. Königsb. 55: 1-142 (page 55, Electromyrmex in Myrmicinae, Myrmicini; Electromyrmex also described as new)