Boltonimecia

Every Ant Tells a Story - And Scientists Explain Their Stories Here
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Boltonimecia
Temporal range: Campanian, Late Cretaceous Foremost Formation amber, Alberta, Canada
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Sphecomyrminae
Tribe: Zigrasimeciini
Genus: Boltonimecia
Borysenko, 2017
Type species
Sphecomyrma canadensis, now Boltonimecia canadensis
Diversity
1 fossil species
(Species Checklist, Species by Country)

Identification

Distribution

This taxon is known from Foremost Formation amber, Alberta, Canada (Campanian, Late Cretaceous).

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • BOLTONIMECIA [†Sphecomyrminae: †Zigrasimeciini]
    • Boltonimecia Borysenko, 2017: 3. Type-species: †Sphecomyrma canadensis, by original designation.

Taxonomic history

  • Boltonimecia in †Sphecomyrminae, †Zigrasimeciini: Borysenko, 2017: 3, 18.

References