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Temporal range: Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene Baltic amber, Baltic Sea region
Drymomyrmex fuscipennis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Plagiolepidini
Genus: Drymomyrmex
Wheeler, W.M., 1915
Type species
Drymomyrmex fuscipennis
3 fossil species
(Species Checklist)

The taxonomomic placement of this genus has been uncertain but Ward et al. (2016) places it within the Formicinae (but unplaced to tribe) while Radchenko (2021) suggests it belongs to the tribe Plagiolepidini.



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



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

  • DRYMOMYRMEX [incertae sedis in Formicidae]
    • Drymomyrmex Wheeler, W.M. 1915h: 135. Type-species: †Drymomyrmex fuscipennis, by original designation.
    • [This name is sometimes misspelled as †Dryomyrmex, for example in Donisthorpe, 1920: 93 and Wheeler, W.M. 1929a: 12.]
    • Drymomyrmex junior synonym of Camponotus: Dlussky, 1997: 59.
    • Drymomyrmex revived from synonymy: Dlussky & Rasnitsyn, 2009: 1036.