Parameranoplus

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Parameranoplus
Temporal range: Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene Baltic amber, Baltic Sea region
Parameranoplus primaevus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Parameranoplus
Wheeler, W.M., 1915
Type species
Parameranoplus primaevus
Diversity
1 fossil species
(Species Checklist, Species by Country)

Identification

Distribution

This taxon is known from Baltic amber (Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene).

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • PARAMERANOPLUS [incertae sedis in Myrmicinae: Meranoplini]
    • Parameranoplus Wheeler, W.M. 1915h: 69. Type-species: †Parameranoplus primaevus, by monotypy.


Referencese

  • Bolton, B. 1994. Identification guide to the ant genera of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 222 pp. (page 105, Parameranoplus in Myrmicinae, Meranoplini)
  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 311, Parameranoplus in Myrmicinae, Meranoplini)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 242, Parameranoplus in Myrmicinae, Meranoplini)
  • Dlussky, G. M.; Fedoseeva, E. B. 1988. Origin and early stages of evolution in ants. Pp. 70-144 in: Ponomarenko, A. G. (ed.) Cretaceous biocenotic crisis and insect evolution. Moskva: Nauka, 232 pp. (page 81, Parameranoplus incertae sedis in Myrmicinae)
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1943g. A list of the type-species of the genera and subgenera of the Formicidae. [part]. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 11(10): 617-688 (page 681, Parameranoplus in Myrmicinae, Tetramoriini)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1915i [1914]. The ants of the Baltic Amber. Schr. Phys.-Ökon. Ges. Königsb. 55: 1-142 (page 69, Parameranoplus in Myrmicinae, Tetramoriini)