Nesomyrmex dominicanus

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Nesomyrmex dominicanus
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. dominicanus
Binomial name
Nesomyrmex dominicanus
(De Andrade, 1999)

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Identification

Distribution

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

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • dominicanus. †Leptothorax dominicanus De Andrade, in De Andrade, Baroni Urbani, Brandão & Wagensberg, 1999: 137, figs. 2, 4 (w.) DOMINICAN AMBER (Miocene). Combination in Nesomyrmex: Bolton, 2003: 272.

Holotype: Coll. POINAR, Oregon State University, no. H-10-208A.

Description

References

  • 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 137, figs. 2, 4 worker described)