Haidomyrmex cerberus

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Haidomyrmex cerberus
Temporal range: Early Cenomanian, Late Cretaceous
Burmese amber, Kachin Province, Myanmar
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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

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Identification

Probable a trapjaw-ant with curved mandibles and setae coated clypeus (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.

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

Description

References

  • 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)