Aphaenogaster amphioceanica

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Aphaenogaster amphioceanica
Temporal range: Burdigalian, Early Miocene Dominican amber, Dominican Republic
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Aphaenogaster
Species: A. amphioceanica
Binomial name
Aphaenogaster amphioceanica
De Andrade, 1995

Aphaenogaster amphioceanica SMNSDO4629 02.jpg

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This taxon was described from Dominican amber, Dominican Republic (Burdigalian, Early Miocene).



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

  • amphioceanica. †Aphaenogaster amphioceanica De Andrade, 1995: 4, figs. 1, 3 (w.) DOMINICAN AMBER (Dominican Republic, Miocene).

Holotype: Staatliches Museum fur Naturkunde Stuttgart, no. DO-4629-B.



  • De Andrade, M. L. 1995. The ant genus Aphaenogaster in Dominican and Mexican amber (Amber Collection Stuttgart: Hymenoptera, Formicidae. IX: Pheidolini). Stuttg. Beitr. Naturkd. Ser. B (Geol. Paläontol.) 223: 1-11 (page 4, figs. 1, 3 worker described)