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Temporal range: Huayquerian, Late Miocene
Epecuen Formation, Salinas de Hidalgo, La Pampa Prov., Argentina
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Attaichnus
Laza, 1982
Type species
Not required
1 fossil species
(Species Checklist, Species by Country)

This genus is an ichnotaxon, that is it is based on the fossilized work of an organism rather than the organism itself.




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

  • ATTAICHNUS [Myrmicinae: Attini]
    • Attaichnus Laza, 1982: 112. Included ichnospecies: †Attaichnus kuenzelii. Ichnofossil, purportedly fossil traces of workings attributable to attine ants.


  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 201, Inchnotaxon attached to Attini [Ichnofossil, purportedly fossil traces of workings attributable to attine ants.])
  • Laza, J. H. 1982. Signos de actividad atribuibles a Atta (Myrmicidae, Hymenoptera) en el Mioceno de la provincia de La Pampa, Republica Argentina. Ameghiniana 19: 109-124 (page 112, Included ichnospecies)