Aphaenogaster mayri

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Aphaenogaster mayri
Temporal range: Late Eocene
Florissant, Colorado, United States
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Aphaenogaster
Species: A. mayri
Binomial name
Aphaenogaster mayri
Carpenter, 1930



This taxon was described from Florissant, Colorado, United States (Late Eocene).


This species is the commonest myrmicine in the Florissant shales with more than two hundred good specimens, mostly queens. The sculpturing of the female is usually discernible and in some specimens is preserved with remarkable clearness.



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

  • mayri. †Aphaenogaster mayri Carpenter, 1930: 30, pl. 5, fig. 5; pl. 8, fig. 4; pl. 9, fig. 5; pl. 11, fig. 4 (w.q.m.) U.S.A. (Colorado, Florrisant, Eocene).
    • Status as species: Burnham, 1979: 109; Bolton, 1995b: 71.