Monomorium mayrianum

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Monomorium mayrianum
Temporal range: Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene Baltic amber, Baltic Sea region
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Solenopsidini
Genus: Monomorium
Species: M. mayrianum
Binomial name
Monomorium mayrianum
Wheeler, W.M., 1915



This taxon was described from Baltic amber (Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene) and is also known from Bitterfeld amber (Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene) and Rovno amber (Priabonian, Late Eocene) (Perkovsky, 2016).



The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • gracillimus. †Lampromyrmex gracillimus Mayr, 1868c: 95, pl. 5, figs. 97, 98 (w.) BALTIC AMBER (Eocene). [Junior secondary homonym of gracillima Smith, above.] Replacement name: †mayrianum Wheeler, W.M. 1915h: 45. [Combination in error, with Lophomyrmex gracillimus for †Lampromyrmex gracillimus: Dlussky, 1997: 57.]
  • mayrianum. †Monomorium mayrianum Wheeler, W.M. 1915h: 45. Replacement name for †Lampromyrmex gracillimus Mayr, 1868c: 95. [Junior secondary homonym of Myrmica gracillima Smith, F. 1861a: 34.]