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Temporal range: Burdigalian, Early Miocene
Dominican amber, Dominican Republic
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini (incertae sedis)
Genus: Oxyidris
Wilson, 1985
Type species
Oxyidris antillana
1 fossil species
(Species Checklist)




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

  • OXYIDRIS [incertae sedis in Myrmicinae: Solenopsidini]
    • Oxyidris Wilson, 1985a: 5. Type-species: †Oxyidris antillana, by original designation.


  • Bolton, B. 1994. Identification guide to the ant genera of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 222 pp. (page 106, Oxyidris in Myrmicinae, Pheidologetini [Pheidologetonini])
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 220, Oxyidris incertae sedis in Myrmicinae, Solenopsidini)
  • 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, Oxyidris in Myrmicinae, Solenopsidini)
  • Wilson, E. O. 1985a. Ants of the Dominican amber (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). 1. Two new myrmicine genera and an aberrant Pheidole. Psyche (Camb.) 92: 1-9 PDF (page 2, 5, Oxyidris incertae sedis in Myrmicinae; Oxyidris as genus)