Aphaenogaster dumetora

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Aphaenogaster dumetora
Temporal range: Early Miocene
Shanwang, China
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Aphaenogaster
Species: A. dumetora
Binomial name
Aphaenogaster dumetora
(Lin, 1982)



This taxon was described from China (Miocene).




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

  • dumetora. †Rectorhagas dumetorum Lin, 1982: page? CHINA (Miocene) (Ichneumonidae) [reference not seen]. Combination in Aphaenogaster (Deromyrma): Zhang, Sun & Zhang, 1994: 162.



  • Lin Q.-B. 1982. Paleontological atlas of East China. Part 3 - Volume of Mesozoic and Caenozoic. Nanjing Institute of Geology and Mineral Resources, Geological Publishing House, Beijing.
  • Zhang J., Sun B. & Zhang X. 1994. Miocene insects and spiders from Shanwang, Shandong. Science Press, Beijing, v + 298 pp.