Proleptothorax

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Proleptothorax
Temporal range: Priabonian, Late Eocene Rovno amber, Ukraine
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Proleptothorax
Radchenko, Dlussky, & Perfilieva, 2018
Type species
Proleptothorax primitivus
Diversity
1 fossil species
(Species Checklist, Species by Country)

Identification

Distribution

This taxon is known from Rovno amber (Priabonian, Late Eocene).

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • PROLEPTOTHORAX [Myrmicinae: Crematogastrini]
    • Proleptothorax Radchenko et al., 2018: 113. Type-species: †Proleptothorax primitivus, by original designation.

References

  • Radchenko, A., Dlussky, G.M., Perfilieva, K. 2018. A new extinct ant genus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae) from the Late Eocene Rovno amber – a putative ancestor of the Leptothorax genus group. Myrmecological News, 27: 111-117.