Gerontoformica pilosa

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Gerontoformica pilosa
Temporal range: Early Cenomanian, Late Cretaceous Burmese amber, Kachin State, Myanmar
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Sphecomyrminae
Tribe: Sphecomyrmini
Genus: Gerontoformica
Species group: pilosa
Species: G. pilosa
Binomial name
Gerontoformica pilosa
(Barden & Grimaldi, 2014)

Barden & Grimaldi, 2014-7Sphecomyrmodes-pilosus1.jpg



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



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

  • pilosa. †Sphecomyrmodes pilosus Barden & Grimaldi, 2014: 10, figs. 4A-C, 10A, 11J, 11K (w.) BURMESE AMBER (Myanmar, Cretaceous).
    • Combination in †Gerontoformica: Barden & Grimaldi, 2016: in supplemental information (not paginated).
    • Status as species: Barden, 2017: 3; Boudinot, Richter, Katzke, et al. 2022: 26 (in key).