Paraphaenogaster ussuriensis

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Paraphaenogaster ussuriensis
Temporal range: Chattian, Oligocene Velikaya Kema, Primorye, Russia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Genus: Paraphaenogaster
Species: P. ussuriensis
Binomial name
Paraphaenogaster ussuriensis
Perfilieva, 2022


The wings of this species are smaller than the wings of all species described to date (except Paraphaenogaster hooleyana, which has a unique venation that distinguishes it from all other Paraphaenogaster). The ratio of different vein segments specific for this species (mcu shape, 2RS + M/3RS ratio, etc.) should also be noted.

Three incomplete wing imprints, assigned by us to this species, are almost of the same size and are very similar in the venation pattern.


This taxon was described from Velikaya Kema, Primorye, Russia (Chattian, Oligocene).


In addition to the holotype, specimen PIN, no. 3136/4, imprints and counter-imprints of the forewing without proximal part, and specimen PIN, no. 3136/362, distal part of the wing.


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

  • ussuriensis. †Paraphaenogaster ussuriensis Perfilieva, 2022: 422, fig. Plate 10, fig. 9 (q.) RUSSIA (Oligocene).

Type Material

  • Holotype. PIN, no. 3136/1, impressions and counter-impressions of the forewing; Primorsky Krai, Terney district, Velikaya Kema Village; Lower Oligocene, Kizi Formation.