Tyrannomecia inopinata

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Tyrannomecia inopinata
Temporal range: Paleocene Menat Formation, Menat, Puy-de-Dôme, France
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmeciinae
Genus: Tyrannomecia
Species: T. inopinata
Binomial name
Tyrannomecia inopinata
Jouault & Nel, 2021



This taxon was described from Menat Formation, Menat, Puy-de-Dôme, France (Paleocene).


  • Tyrannomecia inopinata gen. et sp. nov., holotype MNHN.FA71374. Photographs. (a) head; (b) petiolar region. Scale bars = 2 mm (a), 1 mm (b).


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

  • inopinata. †Tyrannomecia inopinata Jouault & Nel, 2021: 4, figs. 1, 2 (w.) FRANCE (Menat, Puy-de-Dôme, Paleocene).

Type Material

Holotype, historical quarry of ‘Noir d’Auvergne’, Menat, Puy-de-Dôme, France (middle Palaeocene (ca. 60 Ma), Menat Basin), MNHN.FA71374 (Oli 435, collection Philippe Olivier, both sides), deposited in the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle in Paris.