Technomyrmex septentrionalis

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Technomyrmex septentrionalis
Temporal range: Early Miocene
Shanwang, China
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Genus: Technomyrmex
Species: T. septentrionalis
Binomial name
Technomyrmex septentrionalis
Zhang, J., 1989

Identification

Distribution

This taxon was described from Shanwang, China (Early Miocene).

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • septentrionalis. †Technomyrmex septentrionalis Zhang, 1989: 277, fig. 279 (m.?) CHINA (Miocene). Incertae sedis in Technomyrmex: Bolton, 2007a: 123.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.

Bolton (2007) - The fossil is an impression in rock and displays a venation pattern that is common to alates of many dolichoderine genera. No petiole can be seen in the sketchy illustration but the gaster is shown with only four tergites. There is no clear evidence that placement within Technomyrmex is correct and the species is ceratinly best regarded as incertae sedis in the genus.

Type Material

Bolton (2007) - Holotype queen (?). China: Shanwang, Shandong.

References