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Temporal range: Ypresian, Early Eocene Fushun amber, Liaoning, China
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Genus: Eomyrmex
Hong, 1974
Type species
Eomyrmex guchengziensis
1 fossil species
(Species Checklist)



This taxon is known from Fushun amber, Liaoning, China (Ypresian, Early Eocene).



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

  • EOMYRMEX [incertae sedis in Myrmicinae]
    • Eomyrmex Hong, 1974: 138. Type-species: †Eomyrmex guchengziensis (spelling emended from †guchengzienis: Bolton, 1995b: 28), by monotypy.


  • Barden, P. 2017. Fossil ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): ancient diversity and the rise of modern lineages. Myrmecological News 24: 1-30.
  • Bolton, B. 1994. Identification guide to the ant genera of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 222 pp. (page 106, Eomyrmex 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 188, Eomyrmex incertae sedis in Myrmicinae)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 258, Eomyrmex incertae sedis in Myrmicinae (spelling emended from guchengzienis))
  • Hölldobler, B.; Wilson, E. O. 1990. The ants. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, xii + 732 pp. (page 11, Eomyrmex incertae sedis in Ponerinae)
  • Hong, Y.-C. 1974. [Untitled. Eomyrmex Hong gen. nov. Eomyrmex guchengziensis Hong gen. et sp. nov.]. Pp. 138-139, 147-148 in: Hong, Y.-C., Yang, T.-C., Wang, S.-T., Wang, S.-E., Li, Y.-K., Sun, M.-R., Sun, H.-C., Tu, N.-C. Stratigraphy and palaeontology (page 138, Eomyrmex as genus)