Kyromyrma neffi

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Kyromyrma neffi
Temporal range: Turonian, Late Cretaceous
Raritan (New Jersey) amber, New Jersey, United States
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Genus: Kyromyrma
Species: K. neffi
Binomial name
Kyromyrma neffi
Grimaldi & Agosti, 2000

This is the oldest-known member of the subfamily Formicinae (Grimaldi et al., 2018).

Identification

Distribution

This taxon was described from U.S.A.

Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • neffi. †Kyromyrma neffi Grimaldi & Agosti, 2000: 13681, fig. 1 (w.) U.S.A. (Cretaceous).

Description

References

  • Grimaldi, D.; Agosti, D. 2000b. A formicine in New Jersey Cretaceous amber (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) and early evolution of the ants. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 97: 13: 13678-136 (page 13681, fig. 1 worker described)
  • Grimaldi, D.A., Sunderlin, D., Aareo, G.A., Dempsky, M.R., Parker, N.E., Tillery, G.Q., White, J.G., Barden, P., Nascimbene, P.C., Williams, C.J. 2018. Biological Inclusions in Amber from the Paleogene Chickaloon Formation of Alaska. American Museum Novitates 3908: 1-37.