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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
4 fossil species
(Species Checklist)



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).



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).