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Temporal range: Lutetian, Middle Eocene Green River Formation, Colorado, United States
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae (incertae sedis)
Subfamily: Uncertain
Genus: Kohlsimyrma
Dlussky & Rasnitsyn, 2002
Type species
Kohlsimyrma laticeps
3 fossil species
(Species Checklist, Species by Country)

The taxonomomic placement of this genus is uncertain and it is currently considered incertae sedis in Formicidae.



This taxon is known from Green River Formation, Colorado, United States (Lutetian, Middle Eocene).



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

  • KOHLSIMYRMA [incertae sedis in Formicidae]
    • Kohlsimyrma Dlussky & Rasnitsyn, 2002: 427. Type-species: †Kohlsimyrma laticeps, by original designation.


  • Dlussky, G. M.; Rasnitsyn, A. P. 2003 [2002]. Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Formation Green River and some other Middle Eocene deposits of North America. Russ. Entomol. J. 11(4): 411-436 (page 427, Kohlsimyrma as genus; incertae sedis in Formicidae)