Baikuris

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Baikuris
Temporal range: Early Cenomanian to Campanian–Maastrichtian, Late Cretaceous
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Uncertain
Genus: Baikuris
Dlussky, 1987
Type species
Baikuris mandibularis
Diversity
4 fossil species
(Species Checklist)

Identification

Distribution

This taxon is known from Baikura fossils and a Raritan (New Jersey) amber fossil, as well as an unidentified specimen from Burmese amber (Guo et al, 2017).

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • BAIKURIS [incertae sedis in Formicidae]
    • Baikuris Dlussky, 1987: 133. Type-species: †Baikuris mandibularis Dlussky, 1987: 134, by original designation.

Taxonomic history

  • Baikuris in †Sphecomyrmidae: Dlussky, 1987: 132; Dlussky & Fedoseeva, 1988: 77;
  • Baikuris in †Sphecomyrminae: Bolton, 1994: 187; Grimaldi, et al. 1997: 7.
  • Baikuris in †Sphecomyrminae, †Sphecomyrmini: Bolton, 2003: 261.
  • Baikuris incertae sedis in Formicidae: Hölldobler & Wilson, 1990: 19; Borysenko, 2017: 14.
  • Baikuris as genus: all authors.
  • [†Baikurus: incorrect subsequent spelling by Grimaldi, et al. 1997: 15.]
  • Baikuris catalogues: Bolton, 1995b: 80.
  • Baikuris references: Grimaldi, et al. 1997: 15 (review of genus).

References