Gerontoformica occidentalis

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Gerontoformica occidentalis
Temporal range: Late Albian to Early Cenomanian, Cretaceous
Charentese amber, Aquitaine Basin, France
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Sphecomyrminae
Tribe: Sphecomyrmini
Genus: Gerontoformica
Species: G. occidentalis
Binomial name
Gerontoformica occidentalis
(Perrichot, et al., 2008)

Identification

Distribution

This taxon was described from French Amber (Cretaceous).

Biology

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Nomenclature

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

  • occidentalis. †Sphecomyrmodes occidentalis Perrichot, et al. 2008: 95, figs. 3, 4 (w.) FRENCH AMBER (Cretaceous). Combination in †Gerontoformica: Barden & Grimaldi, 2016: Supplemental Information.

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