Sphecomyrma mesaki

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Sphecomyrma mesaki
Temporal range: Turonian, Late Cretaceous
Raritan (New Jersey) amber, New Jersey, United States
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Sphecomyrminae
Tribe: Sphecomyrmini
Genus: Sphecomyrma
Species: S. mesaki
Binomial name
Sphecomyrma mesaki
Engel & Grimaldi, 2005

Identification

Distribution

This taxon was described from Raritan (New Jersey) amber, New Jersey, United States (Turonian, Late Cretaceous).

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • mesaki. †Sphecomyrma mesaki Engel & Grimaldi, 2005: 7, fig. 5 (w.) U.S.A. (Cretaceous).

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