Eoponerites

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Eoponerites
Temporal range: Ypresian, Early Eocene Fushun amber, Liaoning, China
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Genus: Eoponerites
Hong, 2002
Type species
Eoponerites longipetiolatus
Diversity
1 fossil species
(Species Checklist, Species by Country)

Identification

Distribution

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

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • EOPONERITES [incertae sedis in Ponerinae]
    • Eoponerites Hong, 2002: 533. Type-species: †Eoponerites longipetiolatus, by original designation.


References

  • Hong, Y.-C. 2002. Amber insects of China. Beijing Scientific and Technological Publishing House/Henan Scientific and Technological Publishing House, Beijing, in 2 vols. (page 533, Eoponerites as genus)