Anochetus ambiguus

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Anochetus ambiguus
Temporal range: Burdigalian, Early Miocene Dominican amber, Dominican Republic
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Anochetus
Species: A. ambiguus
Binomial name
Anochetus ambiguus
De Andrade, 1994

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This taxon was described from Dominican amber, Dominican Republic (Burdigalian, Early Miocene).



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

  • ambiguus. †Anochetus ambiguus De Andrade, 1994: 17, fig. 18 (w.) DOMINICAN AMBER (Dominican Republic, Miocene).
    • Status as species: Bolton, 1995b: 63.

Holotype: Staatliches Museum fur Naturkunde Stuttgart, no. DO-3346.



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 63, catalogue)
  • De Andrade, M. L. 1994c. Fossil Odontomachiti ants from the Dominican Republic (Amber Collection Stuttgart: Hymenoptera, Formicidae. VII: Odontomachiti). Stuttg. Beitr. Naturkd. Ser. B (Geol. Paläontol.) 199: 1-28 (page 17, fig. 18 worker described)