Gerontoformica

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Gerontoformica
Temporal range: 100–99 Ma
Late Albian to Early Cenomanian
Gerontoformica cretacica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Sphecomyrminae
Tribe: Sphecomyrmini
Genus: Gerontoformica
Nel & Perrault, 2004
Type species
Gerontoformica cretacica
Diversity
13 fossil species
(Species Checklist)
Synonyms

Sphecomyrmodes Engel & Grimaldi, 2005

Photo Gallery

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Identification

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • GERONTOFORMICA [†Sphecomyrminae: †Sphecomyrmini]]
    • Gerontoformica Nel & Perrault, in Nel, Perrault, Perrichot & Néraudeau, 2004: 24. Type-species: †Gerontoformica cretacica, by original designation.
  • Taxonomic history
    • Gerontoformica incertae sedis in Formicidae: Nel, et al. 2004: 24.
    • Gerontoformica in †Sphecomyrminae: Perrichot, 2014: 168 (in text).
    • Gerontoformica in †Sphecomyrminae, †Sphecomyrmini: Borysenko, 2017: 15
    • Gerontoformica as senior synonym of †Sphecomyrmodes: Barden & Grimaldi, 2016: 4, and in supplemental information (not paginated).
  • SPHECOMYRMODES [junior synonym of †Gerontoformica]
    • Sphecomyrmodes Engel & Grimaldi, 2005: 5. Type-species: †Sphecomyrmodes orientalis, by original designation.
  • Taxonomic history
    • Sphecomyrmodes in †Sphecomyrminae: Engel & Grimaldi, 2005: 5.
    • Sphecomyrmodes as genus: Barden & Grimaldi, 2014: 18.
    • Sphecomyrmodes as junior synonym of †Gerontoformica: Barden & Grimaldi, 2016: 4, and in supplemental information (not paginated).
    • Sphecomyrmodes references: Barden & Grimaldi, 2014: 18 (diagnosis, all species key).

References