Asymphylomyrmex

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Asymphylomyrmex
Temporal range: Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene Baltic amber, Baltic Sea region
Asymphylomyrmex balticus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae (incertae sedis)
Genus: Asymphylomyrmex
Wheeler, W.M., 1915
Type species
Asymphylomyrmex balticus
Diversity
1 fossil species
(Species Checklist, Species by Country)

Asymphylomyrmex balticus GZG-BST05034 01.jpg

Asymphylomyrmex balticus BMNHP29051 01.jpg

Identification

Distribution

This taxon is known from Baltic amber (Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene).

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • ASYMPHYLOMYRMEX [incertae sedis in Dolichoderinae]
    • Asymphylomyrmex Wheeler, W.M. 1915h: 96. Type-species: †Asymphylomyrmex balticus, by monotypy.

References

  • Bolton, B. 1994. Identification guide to the ant genera of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 222 pp. (page 26, Asymphylomyrmex in Dolichoderinae, Dolichoderini)
  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 21, Asymphylomyrmex in Dolichoderinae, Dolichoderini)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 83, Asymphylomyrmex in Dolichoderinae, Dolichoderini)
  • Dlussky, G. M.; Fedoseeva, E. B. 1988. Origin and early stages of evolution in ants. Pp. 70-144 in: Ponomarenko, A. G. (ed.) Cretaceous biocenotic crisis and insect evolution. Moskva: Nauka, 232 pp. (page 77, Asymphylomyrmex in Dolichoderinae, Liometopini)
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1943g. A list of the type-species of the genera and subgenera of the Formicidae. [part]. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 11(10): 617-688 (page 626, Asymphylomyrmex in Dolichoderinae, Tapinomini)
  • Hölldobler, B.; Wilson, E. O. 1990. The ants. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, xii + 732 pp. (page 17, Asymphylomyrmex in Dolichoderinae, Tapinomini)
  • Shattuck, S. O. 1994. Taxonomic catalog of the ant subfamilies Aneuretinae and Dolichoderinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Univ. Calif. Publ. Entomol. 112:i-xix, 1-241. (page 8, Asymphylomyrmex in Dolichoderinae, Dolichoderini)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1915i [1914]. The ants of the Baltic Amber. Schr. Phys.-Ökon. Ges. Königsb. 55: 1-142 (page 96, Asymphylomyrmex in Dolichoderinae, Tapinomini)