Archimyrmex smekali

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Archimyrmex smekali
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. smekali
Binomial name
Archimyrmex smekali
(Rossi de Garcia, 1983)



This taxon was described from Argentina (Eocene).




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

  • smekali. †Polanskiella smekali Rossi de Garcia, 1983: 19, pl. 1, figs. 1, 2, 3, 5 (q.m.) ARGENTINA (Eocene). Combination in †Archimyrmex: Dlussky & Perfilieva, 2003: 43.



  • 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, Combination in Archimyrmex)
  • Rossi de Garcia, E. 1983. Insectos fósiles en la Formación Ventana (Eoceno). Provincia de Neuquén. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. 38: 17-23 (page 19, pl. 1, figs. 1, 2, 3, 5 queen, male described)