Haidomyrmex cerberus

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Haidomyrmex cerberus
Temporal range: Early Cenomanian, Late Cretaceous
Burmese amber, Kachin Province, Myanmar
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Sphecomyrminae
Tribe: Haidomyrmecini
Genus: Haidomyrmex
Species: H. cerberus
Binomial name
Haidomyrmex cerberus
Dlussky, 1996



Probable a trapjaw-ant with curved mandibles and setae coated clypeus (Dlussky, 1996).


This taxon was described from Burmese Amber (Cretaceous).




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

  • cerberus. †Haidomyrmex cerberus Dlussky, 1996: 86, fig. 1 (w.) BURMESE AMBER (Cretaceous). See also: Engel & Grimaldi, 2005: 11.



  • Barden, P. & Grimaldi, D. 2013. A new genus of highly specialized ants in Cretaceous Burmese Amber (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Zootaxa 3681, 405-412.
  • Dlussky, G. M. 1996a. Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Burmese amber. Paleontol. Zh. 1996(3 3: 83-89 (page 86, fig. 1 worker described)
  • Engel, M. S. and D. A. Grimaldi 2005. Primitive new ants in Cretaceous amber from Myanmar, New Jersey, and Canada (Hymenoptrea: Formicidae). American Museum Novitates 3485: 1-24 (page 11, fig. 7-8 see also)