Pristomyrmex rasnitsyni

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Pristomyrmex rasnitsyni
Temporal range: Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene Danish-Scandinavian amber, Denmark
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Pristomyrmex
Species: P. rasnitsyni
Binomial name
Pristomyrmex rasnitsyni
Dlussky & Radchenko, 2011

Pristomyrmex rasnitsyni is the only known fossil within the genus Pristomyrmex and is found well outside the geographic range of modern species. It is known from a single specimen, which is a mostly complete adult worker preserved within a transparent piece of Scandinavian (also known as Danish) amber.

Identification

Distribution

This taxon was described from Danish-Scandinavian amber (Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene).

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • rasnitsyni.Pristomyrmex rasnitsyni Dlussky & Radchenko, 2011: 254, fig. 2 (w.) DANISH AMBER.

Description

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