Yantaromyrmex samlandicus

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Yantaromyrmex samlandicus
Temporal range: Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene
Baltic amber, Baltic Sea region
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Genus: Yantaromyrmex
Species: Y. samlandicus
Binomial name
Yantaromyrmex samlandicus
(Wheeler, W.M., 1915)

Wheeler 1915i-108 Yantaromyrmex-samlandicus had.jpg

Identification

Distribution

This taxon was described from Baltic amber (Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene) and is also known from Bitterfeld amber (Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene) and Rovno amber (Priabonian, Late Eocene) (Perkovsky, 2016).

Biology

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Nomenclature

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

  • samlandicus. †Iridomyrmex samlandicus Wheeler, W.M. 1915h: 91, figs. 43, 44 (w.) BALTIC AMBER (Eocene). Combination in Anonychomyrma: Shattuck, 1992a: 14; in Yantaromyrmex: Dlussky & Dubovikoff, 2013: 311.

Description

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