Aphaenogaster shanwangensis

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Aphaenogaster shanwangensis
Temporal range: Early Miocene
Shanwang, China
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Aphaenogaster
Species: A. shanwangensis
Binomial name
Aphaenogaster shanwangensis
(Hong, 1984)



This taxon was described from China (Miocene).




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

  • shanwangensis. †Paraphaenogaster shanwangense Hong, 1984: 8, pl. 3, fig. 1 (q.) CHINA (Miocene). [Misspelled as Paraphaeogaster in original description.] Combination in Aphaenogaster (†Sinaphaenogaster): Zhang, 1989: 267.



  • Hong, Y.-C. 1984 [1983]. Fossil insects in the diatoms of Shanwang. Bull. Tianjin Inst. Geol. Miner. Resour. 8: 1-12 (described)
  • Zhang, J. 1989. Fossil insects from Shanwang, Shandong, China. Jinan, China: Shandong Science and Technology Publishing House, 459 pp. (page 266, see also)