Gesomyrmex hoernesi

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Gesomyrmex hoernesi
Temporal range: Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene Baltic amber, Baltic Sea region
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Gesomyrmecini
Genus: Gesomyrmex
Species: G. hoernesi
Binomial name
Gesomyrmex hoernesi
Mayr, 1868

Wheeler 1915i-121 Gesomyrmex hoernesi1.jpg

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Synonyms

Identification

Distribution

This taxon was described from Baltic amber (Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene) and is also known from Bitterfeld amber (Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene), Danish-Scandinavian amber (Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene) and Rovno amber (Priabonian, Late Eocene) (Perkovsky, 2016).

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • hoernesi. †Gesomyrmex hoernesi Mayr, 1868c: 52, pl. 2, figs. 38-41 (w.m.) BALTIC AMBER (Eocene). Dlussky, Wappler & Wedmann, 2009: 8 (q.). Senior synonym of †annectens, †mayri, †theryi: Wheeler, W.M. 1929a: 11.
  • theryi. †Dimorphomyrmex theryi Emery, 1905b: 188, fig. 1 (w.) BALTIC AMBER (Eocene). Junior synonym of †hoernesi: Wheeler, W.M. 1929a: 11.
  • annectens. †Gesomyrmex annectens Wheeler, W.M. 1915h: 107, fig. 52 (w.) BALTIC AMBER (Eocene). Junior synonym of †hoernesi: Wheeler, W.M. 1929a: 11.
  • mayri. †Dimorphomyrmex mayri Wheeler, W.M. 1915h: 106, fig. 51 (w.) BALTIC AMBER (Eocene). Junior synonym of †hoernesi: Wheeler, W.M. 1929a: 11.

Description

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