Ilemomyrmex caecus

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Ilemomyrmex caecus
Temporal range: Burdigalian, Early Miocene Dominican amber, Dominican Republic
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Genus: Ilemomyrmex
Species: I. caecus
Binomial name
Ilemomyrmex caecus
Wilson, 1985



This taxon was described from Dominican amber, Dominican Republic (Burdigalian, Early Miocene).



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

  • caecus. †Ilemomyrmex caecus Wilson, 1985a: 3, figs. 1, 2 (w.q.) DOMINICAN AMBER (Miocene).

Holotype: Museum of Comparative Zoology, without number.



  • Wilson, E. O. 1985a. Ants of the Dominican amber (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). 1. Two new myrmicine genera and an aberrant Pheidole. Psyche (Camb.) 92: 1-9 (page 3, figs. 1, 2 worker, queen described)