Archimyrmex rostratus

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Archimyrmex rostratus
Temporal range: Lutetian, Middle Eocene
Green River Formation, Colorado, United States
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmeciinae
Genus: Archimyrmex
Species: A. rostratus
Binomial name
Archimyrmex rostratus
Cockerell, 1923

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This taxon was described from U.S.A.




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

  • rostratus. †Archimyrmex rostratus Cockerell, 1923a: 52, figs. a, b (w.) U.S.A. (Eocene). See also: Carpenter, 1930: 16; Dlussky & Rasnitsyn, 2002: 420; Dlussky & Perfilieva, 2003: 40.



  • Cockerell, T. D. A. 1923a. The earliest known ponerine ant. Entomologist 56: 51-52 (page 52, figs. a, b worker described)
  • Dlussky, G. M.; Perfilieva, K.S. 2003a. Paleogene ants of the genus Archimyrmex Cockerell, 1923 (Hymenoptera, Formicidae, Myrmeciinae). Paleontol. Zh. 1: 40-49 (page 43, redescription)
  • 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 (see also)