Prionomyrmex longiceps

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Prionomyrmex longiceps
Temporal range: Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene Baltic amber, Baltic Sea region
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmeciinae
Tribe: Prionomyrmecini
Genus: Prionomyrmex
Species: P. longiceps
Binomial name
Prionomyrmex longiceps
Mayr, 1868



This taxon was described from Baltic amber (Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene) and is also known from Bitterfeld amber (Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene) (Perkovsky, 2016).



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

  • longiceps. †Prionomyrmex longiceps Mayr, 1868c: 78, pl. 4, figs. 74, 75 (w.) BALTIC AMBER (Eocene). Wheeler, W.M. 1915h: 27 (m.).



  • Baroni Urbani, C. 2003a. The Baltic amber species of Prionomyrmex (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Mitt. Geol.-Paläontol. Inst. Univ. Hambg. 87: 141-146 (page 144, redescription)
  • Baroni Urbani, C.; De Andrade, M. L. 2003a. The ant genus Proceratium in the extant and fossil record (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat. Monogr. (Turin) 36: 1-492.
  • Mayr, G. 1868c. Die Ameisen des baltischen Bernsteins. Beitr. Naturkd. Preuss. 1: 1-102 (page 78, pl. 4, figs. 74, 75 worker described)
  • Perkovsky, E.E. 2016. Tropical and Holoarctic ants in late Eocene ambers. Vestnik zoologii, 50(2): 111–122 (DOI 10.1515/vzoo-2016-0014).
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1915i [1914]. The ants of the Baltic Amber. Schr. Phys.-Ökon. Ges. Königsb. 55: 1-142 (page 27, male described)