Kyromyrma

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Kyromyrma
Temporal range: Turonian, Late Cretaceous
Raritan (New Jersey) amber, New Jersey, United States
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Genus: Kyromyrma
Grimaldi & Agosti, 2000
Type species
Kyromyrma neffi
Diversity
1 fossil species
(Species Checklist, Species by Country)

Identification

Distribution

This taxon is known from Raritan (New Jersey) amber, New Jersey, United States (Turonian, Late Cretaceous).

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • KYROMYRMA [incertae sedis in Formicinae]
    • Kyromyrma Grimaldi & Agosti, 2000: 13681. Type-species: †Kyromyrma neffi, by original designation.

Taxonomic history

  • Kyromyrma incertae sedis in Formicinae: Grimaldi & Agosti, 2000: 13681; Bolton, 2003: 28.
  • Kyromyrma as stem-taxon to Formicinae: Borysenko, 2017: 19.

Taxonomic Notes

Placed within the Formicinae but unplaced to tribe by Ward et al. (2016).

References