Agroecomyrmex duisburgi

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Agroecomyrmex duisburgi
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: Agroecomyrmecinae
Genus: Agroecomyrmex
Species: A. duisburgi
Binomial name
Agroecomyrmex duisburgi
(Mayr, 1868)

Agroecomyrmex duisburgi BMNHP18831 01.jpg

Agroecomyrmex duisburgi MBIGK225 01.jpg

Specimen Label



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



The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • duisburgi. †Myrmica duisburgi Mayr, 1868b: 87, pl. 5, figs. 87, 88 (w.) BALTIC AMBER (Eocene).
    • Wheeler, W.M. 1915h: 58 (q.).
    • Combination in *Agroecomyrmex: Wheeler, W.M. 1915h: 57.
    • Status as species: Scudder, 1891: 718; Dalla Torre, 1893: 109; André, 1895b: 82 (in list); Handlirsch, 1907: 874; Wheeler, W.M. 1915h: 57; Burnham, 1979: 110; Keilbach, 1982: 275; Bolton, 1995b: 61; Dlussky & Rasnitsyn, 2009: 1031; Perkovsky, 2016: 115.