Temporal range: Early Cenomanian, Late Cretaceous Burmese amber, Kachin Province, Myanmar
The subfamily placement of this species is uncertain. It is thought to belong to Aneuretinae but it may belong to Sphecomyrminae (Barden & Grimaldi, 2013). In addition, Lucena & Melo (2018) and Perrichot (2019) propose that it most likely belongs to the family Falsiformicidae and is actually not a formicid as originally proposed by Dlussky (1996), a suggestion accepted by LaPolla & Barden (2018).
As the head is missing from the only known material it is not possible to identify this ant with other sphecomyrmine ants (Dlussky 1996).
This taxon was described from Burmese amber, Kachin Province, Myanmar (Early Cenomanian, Late Cretaceous).
The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.
- †rossi. †Burmomyrma rossi Dlussky, 1996: 87, fig. 2a (q.) BURMESE AMBER (Myanmar, Cretaceous).
- Status as species: Barden & Grimaldi, 2013: 406; Barden, 2017: 12.
- Dlussky, G. M. 1996a. Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Burmese amber. Paleontol. Zh. 1996(3 3: 83-89 (page 87, fig. 2a queen described)
- LaPolla, J.S., Barden, P. 2018. A new aneuretine ant from the Paleocene Paskapoo Formation of Canada. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 63 (3): 435–440 (DOI 10.4202/app.00478.2018).
- Lucena, D.A.A., Melo, G.A.R. 2018. Chrysidid wasps (Hymenoptera: Chrysididae) from Cretaceous Burmese amber: Phylogenetic affinities and classification. Cretaceous Research, 89: 279e291 (DOI 10.1016/j.cretres.2018.03.018).
- Perrichot, V. 2019. New Cretaceous records and the diversification of crown-group ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). 8th International Congress on Fossil Insects, Arthropods & Amber, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.