Gerontoformica magna

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Gerontoformica magna
Temporal range: Early Cenomanian, Late Cretaceous Burmese amber, Kachin State, Myanmar
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Sphecomyrminae
Tribe: Sphecomyrmini
Genus: Gerontoformica
Species group: pilosa
Species: G. magna
Binomial name
Gerontoformica magna
(Barden & Grimaldi, 2014)



This taxon was described from Burmese amber, Kachin State, Myanmar (Early Cenomanian, Late Cretaceous).



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

  • magna. †Sphecomyrmodes magnus Barden & Grimaldi, 2014: 7, figs. 3A-D, 11F (w.) BURMESE AMBER (Myanmar, Cretaceous).
    • Combination in †Gerontoformica: Barden & Grimaldi, 2016: in supplemental information (not paginated).
    • Status as species: Barden, 2017: 3; Boudinot, Richter, Katzke, et al. 2022: 27 (in key).