Chronomyrmex medicinehatensis

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Chronomyrmex medicinehatensis
Temporal range: Campanian, Late Cretaceous
Foremost Formation amber, Alberta, Canada
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Tribe: Leptomyrmecini
Genus: Chronomyrmex
Species: C. medicinehatensis
Binomial name
Chronomyrmex medicinehatensis
McKellar, Glasier & Engel, 2013

Perrichot (2019) confirms the placement of this species within the subfamily Dolichoderinae.

Identification

Distribution

This taxon was described from Canada (Late Cretaceous).

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • medicinehatensis. †Chronomyrmex medicinehatensis McKellar, Glasier & Engel, 2013: 588, figs. 1-4 (w.q.) CANADA (Late Cretaceous).

Type Material

  • Holotype, worker, Foremost Formation, Grassy Lake locality, southern Alberta (Late Cretaceous (Campanian) amber), Canada, Shane Leuck, UASM 336801, University of Alberta Strickland Entomology Museum, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; specimen trapped in drying line, partly obscured, with minor taphonomic distortion.
  • Paratype, worker, partial specimen, Foremost Formation, Grassy Lake locality, southern Alberta (Late Cretaceous (Campanian) amber), Canada, Mark Elaschuk, UASM 336802, University of Alberta Strickland Entomology Museum, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; specimen largely undistorted, but translucent and partially disarticulated.

Description

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