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Temporal range: Early Lutetian, middle Eocene
Ventana Formation, Confluencia, Neuquen region, Argentina
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmeciinae
Genus: Polanskiella
Rossi de Garcia, 1983
Type species
Polanskiella smekali, now Archimyrmex smekali

This genus is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Archimyrmex.


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

  • POLANSKIELLA [junior synonym of †Archimyrmex]
    • Polanskiella Rossi de Garcia, 1983: 19. Type-species: †Polanskiella smekali, by monotypy.
    • Polanskiella junior synonym of †Archimyrmex: Dlussky & Rasnitsyn, 2002: 420; Dlussky & Perfil'eva, 2003: 43.


  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 134, Polanskiella incertae sedis in Myrmeciinae)
  • Dlussky, G. M.; Perfilieva, K.S. 2003a. Paleogene ants of the genus Archimyrmex Cockerell, 1923 (Hymenoptera, Formicidae, Myrmeciinae). Paleontol. Zh. 1: 40-49 (page 43, Junior synonym of Archimyrmex)
  • Dlussky, G. M.; Rasnitsyn, A. P. 2003 [2002]. Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Formation Green River and some other Middle Eocene deposits of North America. Russ. Entomol. J. 11(4): 411-436 (page 420, Polanskiella junior synonym of *Archimyrmex)
  • Petrulevicius, J. F. 1999. Cenozoic insects from Argentina. Rev. Soc. Entomol. Argent. 58(1/2): 95-103 (page 96, Polanskiella in Myrmeciinae)
  • Rossi de Garcia, E. 1983. Insectos fósiles en la Formación Ventana (Eoceno). Provincia de Neuquén. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. 38: 17-23 (page 17-23, Polanskiella incertae sedis in Formicidae)