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Temporal range: Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene Baltic amber, Baltic Sea region
Electromyrmex klebsi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Genus: Electromyrmex
Wheeler, W.M., 1910
Type species
Electromyrmex klebsi
2 fossil species
(Species Checklist, Species by Country)

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



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

  • ELECTROMYRMEX [incertae sedis in Myrmicinae]
    • Electromyrmex Wheeler, W.M. 1910g: 164 (by indication). Type-species: †Electromyrmex klebsi, by monotypy.
    • [†Electromyrmex Wheeler, W.M. 1908g: 413. Nomen nudum. †Electromyrmex also described as new by Wheeler, W.M. 1915h: 55.]


  • Bolton, B. 1994. Identification guide to the ant genera of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 222 pp. (page 106, Electromyrmex incertae sedis in Myrmicinae)
  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 187, Electromyrmex incertae sedis in Myrmicinae)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 258, Electromyrmex incertae sedis in Myrmicinae [Electromyrmex Wheeler, W.M. 1908b:413, nomen nudum. Electromyrmex also described as new by Wheeler, W.M. 1915e:55 (diagnosis).])
  • 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 80, Electromyrmex incertae sedis in Myrmicinae)
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1943g. A list of the type-species of the genera and subgenera of the Formicidae. [part]. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 11(10): 617-688 (page 642, Electromyrmex in Myrmicinae, Myrmicini)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1910b. Ants: their structure, development and behavior. New York: Columbia University Press, xxv + 663 pp. (page 164, Electromyrmex as genus (by indication))
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1915i [1914]. The ants of the Baltic Amber. Schr. Phys.-Ökon. Ges. Königsb. 55: 1-142 (page 55, Electromyrmex in Myrmicinae, Myrmicini; Electromyrmex also described as new)