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)

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.

  • smekali. †Polanskiella smekali Rossi de Garcia, 1983: 19, pl. 1, figs. 1, 2, 3, 5 (q.m.) ARGENTINA (Neuquén, Eocene).
    • Combination in *Archimyrmex: Dlussky & Perfilieva, 2003: 43.
    • Status as species: Petrulevicius, 1999: 96; Dlussky & Perfilieva, 2003: 43 (redescription).

Description

References

  • 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)