Ponerites

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Ponerites
Temporal range: 48–5 Ma Lutetian, Middle Eocene to Miocene
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Ponerites
Dlussky & Rasnitsyn, 2002
Type species
Ponerites eocenicus
Diversity
15 fossil species
(Species Checklist, Species by Country)

Identification

Distribution

This taxon is known from Bembridge Marls, Isle of Wight, UK (Priabonian, Late Eocene); Green River Formation, Colorado, United States (Lutetian, Middle Eocene); Kishenehn Formation shale, Montana, United States (Lutetian, Middle Eocene); Kuban Province, Caucasus, Russia (Miocene); Malyi Kamyshlak, Kerch, Crimea, Russian Federation (Middle Miocene) and Radoboj, Croatia (Burdigalian, Early Miocene).

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • PONERITES [Ponerinae: Ponerini]
    • Ponerites Dlussky & Rasnitsyn, 2002: 423. Type-species: †Ponerites eocenicus, by original designation.
    • [†Ponerites originally as collective group name in Ponerinae: Dlussky, 1981: 67.]

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