Kyromyrma neffi

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Kyromyrma neffi
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
Species: K. neffi
Binomial name
Kyromyrma neffi
Grimaldi & Agosti, 2000

This is the oldest-known member of the subfamily Formicinae (Grimaldi et al., 2018).



This taxon was described from U.S.A.




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

  • neffi. †Kyromyrma neffi Grimaldi & Agosti, 2000: 13681, fig. 1 (w.) U.S.A. (Cretaceous).



  • Grimaldi, D.; Agosti, D. 2000b. A formicine in New Jersey Cretaceous amber (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) and early evolution of the ants. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 97: 13: 13678-136 (page 13681, fig. 1 worker described)
  • Grimaldi, D.A., Sunderlin, D., Aareo, G.A., Dempsky, M.R., Parker, N.E., Tillery, G.Q., White, J.G., Barden, P., Nascimbene, P.C., Williams, C.J. 2018. Biological Inclusions in Amber from the Paleogene Chickaloon Formation of Alaska. American Museum Novitates 3908: 1-37.