Myrmecites

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Myrmecites
Temporal range: 48–16 Ma Lutetian, Middle Eocene to Burdigalian, Early Miocene
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Genus: Myrmecites
Dlussky & Rasnitsyn, 2002
Type species
Myrmecites rotundiceps
Diversity
6 fossil species
(Species Checklist, Species by Country)

Identification

Distribution

This taxon is known from Bol’shaya Svetlovodnaya, Sikhote-Alin, Russia (Priabonian, Late Eocene); Green River Formation, Colorado, United States (Lutetian, Middle Eocene) and Radoboj, Croatia (Burdigalian, Early Miocene).

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • MYRMECITES [incertae sedis in Myrmicinae]
    • Myrmecites Dlussky & Rasnitsyn, 2002: 422. Type-species: †Myrmecites rotundiceps, by original designation.

References

  • 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 422, Myrmecites as genus)