Cretomyrma

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Cretomyrma
Temporal range: Santonian, Late Cretaceous
Yantardakh, Siberia, Russia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Sphecomyrminae
Tribe: Sphecomyrmini
Genus: Cretomyrma
Dlussky, 1975
Type species
Cretomyrma arnoldii
Diversity
2 fossil species
(Species Checklist, Species by Country)

Identification

Distribution

This taxon is known from Yantardakh, Siberia, Russia (Santonian, Late Cretaceous).

Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • CRETOMYRMA [†Sphecomyrminae: †Sphecomyrmini]
    • Cretomyrma Dlussky, 1975: 115. Type-species: †Cretomyrma arnoldii, by original designation.

Taxonomic history

  • Cretomyrma in †Sphecomyrmidae: Dlussky, 1987: 132; Dlussky & Fedoseeva, 1988: 77.
  • Cretomyrma in †Sphecomyrminae: Dlussky, 1975: 115; Wilson, 1987: 49; Hölldobler & Wilson, 1990: 9; Bolton, 1994: 187; Grimaldi, et al. 1997: 7.
  • Cretomyrma †Sphecomyrminae, †Sphecomyrmini: Bolton, 2003: 261; Borysenko, 2017: 15.
  • Cretomyrma as genus: all authors.
  • Cretomyrma catalogues: Bolton, 1995b: 166.
  • Cretomyrma references: Grimaldi, et al. 1997: 9 (review of genus).

References

  • Bolton, B. 1994. Identification guide to the ant genera of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 222 pp. (page 187, Cretomyrma in Sphecomyrminae)
  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 172, Cretomyrma in Sphecomyrminae)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 261, Cretomyrma in Sphecomyrminae; taxonomic synopsis)
  • Borysenko, L.H. 2017. Description of a new genus of primitive ants from Canadian amber, with the study of relationships between stem- and crown-group ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Insecta Mundi 570: 1–57.
  • Dlussky, G. M. 1975a. Superfamily Formicoidea Latreille, 1802. Family Formicidae Latreille, 1802. Pp. 114-122 in: Rasnitsyn, A. P. (ed.) Hymenoptera Apocrita of Mesozoic. Tr. Paleontol. Inst. Akad. Nauk USSR 147:1-134. (page 115, Cretomyrma in Sphecomyrminae)
  • Dlussky, G. M. 1987. New Formicoidea (Hymenoptera) of the Upper Cretaceous. Paleontol. Zh. 1987(1 1: 131-135 (page 132, Cretomyrma in Sphecomyrmidae)
  • Dlussky, G. M.; Fedoseeva, E. B. 1988. Origin and early stages of evolution in ants. Pp. 70-144 in: Ponomarenko, A. G. (ed.) Cretaceous biocenotic crisis and insect evolution. Moskva: Nauka, 232 pp. (page 77, Cretomyrma in Sphecomyrmidae)
  • Grimaldi, D.; Agosti, D.; Carpenter, J. M. 1997. New and rediscovered primitive ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Cretaceous amber from New Jersey, and their phylogenetic relationships. Am. Mus. Novit. 3208: 1-43 (page 7, Cretomyrma in Sphecomyrminae)
  • Grimaldi, D.; Agosti, D.; Carpenter, J. M. 1997. New and rediscovered primitive ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Cretaceous amber from New Jersey, and their phylogenetic relationships. Am. Mus. Novit. 3208: 1-43 (page 9, review of genus)
  • Hölldobler, B.; Wilson, E. O. 1990. The ants. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, xii + 732 pp. (page 9, Cretomyrma in Sphecomyrminae)
  • Wilson, E. O. 1987b. The earliest known ants: an analysis of the Cretaceous species and an inference concerning their social organization. Paleobiol. 13: 44-53 (page 49, Cretomyrma in Sphecomyrminae)