Archimyrmex piatnitzkyi

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Archimyrmex piatnitzkyi
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: Archimyrmex
Species: A. piatnitzkyi
Binomial name
Archimyrmex piatnitzkyi
(Viana & Haedo Rossi, 1957)

Identification

Distribution

This taxon was described from Ventana Formation, Confluencia, Neuquen region, Argentina (Early Lutetian, Middle Eocene).

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • piatnitzkyi. †Ameghinoia piatnitzkyi Viana & Haedo Rossi, 1957: 113, figs. 1-3, 3 pls. (q.) ARGENTINA (Río Negro, Eocene).
    • Combination in *Archimyrmex: Dlussky & Perfilieva, 2003: 44.
    • Status as species: Kempf, 1972a: 20; Burnham, 1979: 108; Bolton, 1995b: 63; Petrulevicius, 1999: 96; Dlussky & Perfilieva, 2003: 44 (redescription).

Description

References

  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 63, 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 45, Combination in Archimyrmex)
  • Petrulevicius, J. F. 1999. Cenozoic insects from Argentina. Rev. Soc. Entomol. Argent. 58(1/2): 95-103 (see also)
  • 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 113, figs. 1-3, 3 pls. queen described)