Gerontoformica orientalis

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Gerontoformica orientalis
Temporal range: Early Cenomanian, Late Cretaceous Burmese amber, Kachin Province, Myanmar
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Sphecomyrminae
Tribe: Sphecomyrmini
Genus: Gerontoformica
Species: G. orientalis
Binomial name
Gerontoformica orientalis
(Engel & Grimaldi, 2005)

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Identification

Distribution

This taxon was described from Burmese amber, Kachin Province, Myanmar (Early Cenomanian, Late Cretaceous).

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • orientalis. †Sphecomyrmodes orientalis Engel & Grimaldi, 2005: 5, figs. 3, 4 (w.) MYANMAR (Burmese amber). Combination in †Gerontoformica: Barden & Grimaldi, 2016: Supplemental Information.

Description

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