Sphecomyrma mesaki

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Sphecomyrma mesaki
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: Sphecomyrminae
Tribe: Sphecomyrmini
Genus: Sphecomyrma
Species: S. mesaki
Binomial name
Sphecomyrma mesaki
Engel & Grimaldi, 2005



This taxon was described from U.S.A.

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The above specimen data are provided by AntWeb. Please see Sphecomyrma mesaki for further details




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

  • mesaki. †Sphecomyrma mesaki Engel & Grimaldi, 2005: 7, fig. 5 (w.) U.S.A. (Cretaceous).



  • 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 7, fig. 5 worker described)