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Temporal range: Early Cenomanian, Late Cretaceous Burmese amber, Kachin Province, Myanmar
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Haidomyrmecinae
Genus: Haidomyrmex
Dlussky, 1996
Type species
Haidomyrmex cerberus
3 fossil species
(Species Checklist, Species by Country)

Haidomyrmex cerberus BMNHP20182 02.jpg

Photo Gallery

  • Haidomyrmex, Burmese-amber.com(1).jpg
  • Haidomyrmex, Burmese amber.jpg
  • Haidomyrmex, Burmese amber (2).jpg
  • Haidomyrmex with Pseudoscorpion, Burmese-amber-com.jpg
  • Haidomyrmex. Photo by Phil Barden.



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



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

  • HAIDOMYRMEX [†Haidomyrmecinae]
    • Haidomyrmex Dlussky, 1996: 84. Type-species: †Haidomyrmex cerberus, by original desgination.

Taxonomic history

  • Haidomyrmex in †Sphecomyrminae: Dlussky, 1996: 84; Grimaldi, et al. 1997: 7.
  • Haidomyrmex in †Sphecomyrminae, †Haidomyrmecini: Bolton, 2003: 74; Borysenko, 2017: 18.
  • Haidomyrmex as genus: all authors.
  • Haidomyrmex references: Grimaldi, et al. 1997: 24 (notes); Engel & Grimaldi, 2005: 11 (diagnosis, comments); Barden & Grimaldi, 2012: 4 (diagnosis).
  • Haidomyrmex in †Haidomyrmecinae: Perrichot, Wang & Barden, 2020: 3.