Pityomyrmex

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Pityomyrmex
Temporal range: Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene Baltic amber, Baltic Sea region
Pityomyrmex tornquisti
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Aneuretinae
Tribe: Pityomyrmecini
Genus: Pityomyrmex
Wheeler, W.M., 1915
Type species
Pityomyrmex tornquisti
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.

  • PITYOMYRMEX [Aneuretinae: †Pityomyrmecini]
    • Pityomyrmex Wheeler, W.M. 1915h: 98. Type-species: †Pityomyrmex tornquisti, by monotypy.

References

  • Bolton, B. 1994. Identification guide to the ant genera of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 222 pp. (page 26, Pityomyrmex in Dolichoderinae, Dolichoderini)
  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 334, Pityomyrmex in Dolichoderinae, Dolichoderini)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 90, Pityomyrmex in Dolichoderinae, Dolichoderini)
  • 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 78, Pityomyrmex in Dolichoderinae, Pityomyrmecini)
  • 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 684, Pityomyrmex in Formicinae, Pityomyrmecini (error))
  • Shattuck, S. O. 1994. Taxonomic catalog of the ant subfamilies Aneuretinae and Dolichoderinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Univ. Calif. Publ. Entomol. 112:i-xix, 1-241. (page 139, Pityomyrmex in Dolichoderinae, Dolichoderini)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1915i [1914]. The ants of the Baltic Amber. Schr. Phys.-Ökon. Ges. Königsb. 55: 1-142 (page 98, Pityomyrmex as genus; Pityomyrmex in Dolichoderinae, Pityomyrmecini)