Titanomyrma simillima

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Titanomyrma simillima
Temporal range: Lutetian, Middle Eocene
Messel, Germany
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formiciinae
Genus: Titanomyrma
Species: T. simillima
Binomial name
Titanomyrma simillima
(Lutz, 1986)

Identification

Distribution

This taxon was described from Germany (Eocene).

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • simillima. †Formicium simillimum Lutz, 1986: 198, figs. 8-10 (q.m.) GERMANY (Eocene). Combination in †Titanomyrma: Archibald, et al. 2011: 3680.

Description

References

  • Archibald, S. Bruce; Johnson, Kirk R.; Mathewes, Rolf W.; Greenwood, David R. "Intercontinental dispersal of giant thermophilic ants across the Arctic during early Eocene hyperthermals". Proceedings of the Royal Society B. doi:10.1098/rspb.2011.0729