Ameghinoia

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Ameghinoia
Temporal range: Early Lutetian, middle Eocene
Ventana Formation, Confluencia, Neuquen region, Argentina
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmeciinae
Genus: Ameghinoia
Viana & Haedo Rossi, 1957
Type species
Ameghinoia piatnitzkyi, now Archimyrmex piatnitzkyi

This genus is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Archimyrmex.

Nomenclature

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

  • AMEGHINOIA [junior synonym of †Archimyrmex]
    • Ameghinoia Viana & Haedo Rossi, 1957: 109. Type-species: †Ameghinoia piatnitzkyi, by original designation.
    • Ameghinoia junior synonym of †Archimyrmex: Dlussky & Rasnitsyn, 2002: 420; Dlussky & Perfil'eva, 2003: 44.

References

  • Bolton, B. 1994. Identification guide to the ant genera of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 222 pp. (page 73, Ameghinoia incertae sedis in Myrmeciinae)
  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 63, Ameghinoia incertae sedis in Myrmeciinae (catalogue))
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 134, Ameghinoia incertae sedis in Myrmeciinae (catalogue))
  • Dlussky, G. M.; Perfilieva, K.S. 2003a. Paleogene ants of the genus Archimyrmex Cockerell, 1923 (Hymenoptera, Formicidae, Myrmeciinae). Paleontol. Zh. 1: 40-49 (page 44, Ameghinoia junior synonym of Archimyrmex)
  • Dlussky, G. M.; Rasnitsyn, A. P. 2003 [2002]. Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Formation Green River and some other Middle Eocene deposits of North America. Russ. Entomol. J. 11(4): 411-436 (page 420, Ameghinoia junior synonym of Archimyrmex)
  • Hölldobler, B.; Wilson, E. O. 1990. The ants. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, xii + 732 pp. (page 11, Ameghinoia incertae sedis in Myrmeciinae)
  • Kempf, W. W. 1972b. Catálogo abreviado das formigas da regia~o Neotropical. Stud. Entomol. 15: 3-344 (page 20, Ameghinoia in Ponerinae, Ponerini?)
  • Snelling, R. R. 1981. Systematics of social Hymenoptera. Pp. 369-453 in: Hermann, H. R. (ed.) Social insects. Volume 2. New York: Academic Press, xiii + 491 pp. (page 390, Ameghinoia incertae sedis in Myrmeciinae)
  • Viana, M. J.; Haedo Rossi, J. A. 1957. Primer hallazgo en el hemisferio sur de Formicidae extinguidos y catálogo mundial de los Formicidae fósiles. Primera parte. Ameghiniana 1(1/2 2: 108-113 (page 109, Ameghinoia as genus)
  • Ward, P., and Brady, S. 2003. Phylogeny and biogeography of the ant subfamily Myrmeciinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Invertebrate Systematics 17(3): 361-386 (Ameghinoia junior synonym of Archimyrmex)