Armania curiosa

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Armania curiosa
Temporal range: Early/Lower Campanian, Cretaceous Ola Formation, Tenkinskii, Russian Federation
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Sphecomyrminae
Tribe: Sphecomyrmini
Genus: Armania
Species: A. curiosa
Binomial name
Armania curiosa
(Dlussky, 1983)



This taxon was described from Ola Formation, Tenkinskii, Russian Federation (Early/Lower Campanian, Cretaceous).



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

  • curiosa. †Armaniella curiosa Dlussky, 1983: 71, fig. 5 (q.) RUSSIA (Magadan, Cretaceous).
    • Combination in *Armania: Dlussky, 1999a: 63.
    • Status as species: Bolton, 1995b: 75; Grimaldi, Agosti & Carpenter, 1997: 5.



  • Dlussky, G. M. 1983. A new family of Upper Cretaceous Hymenoptera: an "intermediate link" between the ants and the scolioids. Paleontol. Zh. 1983(3 3: 65-78 (page 71, fig. 5 queen described)
  • Dlussky, G. M. 1999a. The first find of the Formicoidea (Hymenoptera) in the lower Cretaceous of the northern hemisphere. Paleontol. Zh. 1999(3 3: 62-66 (page 63, Combination in Armania)