Sphaerogasterites

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Sphaerogasterites
Temporal range: Ypresian, Early Eocene
Fushun amber, Liaoning, China
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Genus: Sphaerogasterites
Hong, 2002
Type species
Sphaerogasterites longipetiolatus
Diversity
1 fossil species
(Species Checklist)

Identification

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • SPHAEROGASTERITES [incertae sedis in Myrmicinae]
    • Sphaerogasterites Hong, 2002: 557. Type-species: †Sphaerogasterites longipetiolatus, by original designation.

References

  • Hong, Y.-C. 2002. Amber insects of China. Beijing Scientific and Technological Publishing House/Henan Scientific and Technological Publishing House, Beijing, in 2 vols. (page 557, Sphaerogasterites as genus)