Melissotarsus ethiopiensis

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Melissotarsus ethiopiensis
Temporal range: Early Miocene Ethiopian amber, Ethiopia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Melissotarsus
Species: M. ethiopiensis
Binomial name
Melissotarsus ethiopiensis
Coty, Lebon & Nel, 2016



This taxon was described from Ethiopian amber (Early Miocene).



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

  • ethiopiensis. Melissotarsus ethiopiensis Coty, Lebon & Nel, 2016: 163, fig. 1 (q.) ETHIOPIA (Amhara Amber).

Type Material

Primary type information: Ethiopia, Amhara region, north Shewa, Jema near Merany village, 10°6′59.6″N 39°8′0.11″E / 10.116556°N 39.1333639°E / 10.116556; 39.1333639, DC-ETH001, coll. Coty.; FANTWEB00007; MNHN.