Nesomyrmex caritatis

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Nesomyrmex caritatis
Temporal range: Burdigalian, Early Miocene Dominican amber, Dominican Republic
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Nesomyrmex
Species: N. caritatis
Binomial name
Nesomyrmex caritatis
(De Andrade, 1999)

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This taxon was described from Dominican amber, Dominican Republic (Burdigalian, Early Miocene).



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

  • caritatis. †Leptothorax caritatis De Andrade, in De Andrade, Baroni Urbani, Brandão & Wagensberg, 1999: 134, figs. 1, 3 (w.) DOMINICAN AMBER (Miocene). Combination in Nesomyrmex: Bolton, 2003: 272.

Holotype: Museum of Comparative Zoology, without number.



  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 272, Combination in Nesomyrmex)
  • De Andrade, M. L. 1999a. [Untitled. Leptothorax caritatis and Leptothorax dominicanus, new species attributed to de Andrade.] Pp. 135-139 in: De Andrade, M. L.; Baroni Urbani, C.; Brandão, C. R. F.; Wagensberg, J. Two new species of Leptothorax "Nesomyrmex" fossils in Dominican amber (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Beitr. Entomol. 49:133-140. 49: 133-140 (page 134, figs. 1, 3 worker described)