Cretopone magna

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Cretopone magna
Temporal range: Early Cenomanian, Late Cretaceous
Burmese amber, Kachin Province, Myanmar
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Uncertain
Genus: Cretopone
Species: C. magna
Binomial name
Cretopone magna
Dlussky, 1975

The taxonomomic placement of this species is uncertain and it is currently considered incertae sedis in Hymenoptera, Aculeata.


This taxon was described from Russia (Cretaceous).


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

  • magna. †Cretopone magna Dlussky, 1975: 119, fig. 131; pl. 7, fig. 30 (w.) KAZAKHSTAN (Cretaceous).
    • Status as species: Bolton, 1995b: 166.
    • Unidentifiable taxon: Grimaldi, Agosti & Carpenter, 1997: 5.
    • Excluded from Formicidae, incertae sedis in ACULEATA: Grimaldi, et al. 1997: 7; Borysenko, 2017: 20.