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Temporal range: 99–80 Ma Early Cenomanian to Campanian–Maastrichtian, Late Cretaceous
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Uncertain
Genus: Baikuris
Dlussky, 1987
Type species
Baikuris mandibularis
4 fossil species
(Species Checklist)



This taxon is known from Baikura, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia (provisionally Campanian–Maastrichtian, Late Cretaceous), Charentese amber, Aquitaine Basin, France (Late Albian to Early Cenomanian, Cretaceous) and Raritan (New Jersey) amber, New Jersey, United States (Turonian, Late Cretaceous), as well as an unidentified specimen from Burmese amber, Kachin State, Myanmar (Early Cenomanian, Late Cretaceous) (Guo et al., 2017).



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

  • BAIKURIS [incertae sedis in Formicidae]
    • Baikuris Dlussky, 1987: 133. Type-species: †Baikuris mandibularis Dlussky, 1987: 134, by original designation.

Taxonomic history

  • Baikuris in †Sphecomyrmidae: Dlussky, 1987: 132; Dlussky & Fedoseeva, 1988: 77.
  • Baikuris in †Sphecomyrminae: Bolton, 1994: 187; Grimaldi, et al. 1997: 7.
  • Baikuris in †Sphecomyrminae, †Sphecomyrmini: Bolton, 2003: 261.
  • Baikuris incertae sedis in Formicidae: Hölldobler & Wilson, 1990: 19; Borysenko, 2017: 14; Boudinot, Perrichot & Chaul, 2020: 28.
  • Baikuris as genus: all authors.
  • [†Baikurus: incorrect subsequent spelling by Grimaldi, et al. 1997: 15.]
  • Baikuris catalogues: Bolton, 1995b: 80.
  • Baikuris references: Grimaldi, et al. 1997: 15 (review of genus).