Dissimulodorylus

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Dissimulodorylus
Temporal range: Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene Baltic amber, Baltic Sea region
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Dissimulodorylus
Sosiak, Borowiec, & Barden, 2022
Type species
Dissimulodorylus perseus
Diversity
0 fossil species
(Species Checklist)

Identification

Dissimulodorylus can be distinguished from most doryline genera by the combination of lack of eyes, complete pronotomesopleural suture, propodeal spiracle positioned high on the propodeum and single waist segment. These characteristics make it most like Dorylus, which can be differentiated by the presence of an impressed pygidial field and lack of fused, dorsoventrally flat, overhanging and triangularly shaped frontal lobes characteristic for this fossil.

Distribution

This taxon is known from Baltic amber (Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene).

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • DISSIMULODORYLUS [Dorylinae]
    • Dissimulodorylus Sosiak, Borowiec, & Barden, 2022: 2. Type-species: †Dissimulodorylus perseus , by original designation.

Description

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