Kyromyrma

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Kyromyrma
Temporal range: Turonian, Late Cretaceous
Raritan (New Jersey) amber, New Jersey, United States
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Genus: Kyromyrma
Grimaldi & Agosti, 2000
Type species
Kyromyrma neffi
Diversity
1 fossil species
(Species Checklist, Species by Country)

Identification

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • KYROMYRMA [incertae sedis in Formicinae]
    • Kyromyrma Grimaldi & Agosti, 2000: 13681. Type-species: †Kyromyrma neffi, by original designation.

Taxonomic history

  • Kyromyrma incertae sedis in Formicinae: Grimaldi & Agosti, 2000: 13681; Bolton, 2003: 28.
  • Kyromyrma as stem-taxon to Formicinae: Borysenko, 2017: 19.

Taxonomic Notes

Placed within the Formicinae but unplaced to tribe by Ward et al. (2016).

References