Proiridomyrmex

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Proiridomyrmex
Temporal range: 48–40 Ma Lutetian, Middle Eocene
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae (incertae sedis)
Genus: Proiridomyrmex
Dlussky & Rasnitsyn, 2002
Type species
Proiridomyrmex vetulus
Diversity
2 fossil species
(Species Checklist, Species by Country)

Identification

Distribution

This taxon is known from Green River Formation, Colorado, United States (Lutetian, Middle Eocene) and Kishenehn Formation shale, Montana, United States (Lutetian, Middle Eocene).

Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • PROIRIDOMYRMEX [incertae sedis in Dolichoderinae]
    • Proiridomyrmex Dlussky & Rasnitsyn, 2002: 416. Type-species: †Proiridomyrmex vetulus, by original designation.

References

  • 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 416, Proiridomyrmex as genus)