Temporal range: Early Cenomanian, Late Cretaceous Burmese amber, Kachin Province, Myanmar
|1 fossil species|
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The subfamily placement of this genus is uncertain. It is thought to belong to Aneuretinae but it may belong to Sphecomyrminae (Barden & Grimaldi, 2013). In addition, Lucena & Melo (2018) propose that it most likely belongs to the family Falsiformicidae and is actually not a formicid as originally proposed by Dlussky (1996), a suggestion accepted by LaPolla & Barden (2018).
As the head is missing from the only known material it is not possible to identify this ant with other sphecomyrmine ants (Dlussky 1996).
This taxon is known from Burmese amber, Kachin Province, Myanmar (Early Cenomanian, Late Cretaceous).
The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.
- †BURMOMYRMA [Aneuretinae]
- †Burmomyrma Dlussky, 1996: 87. Type-species: †Burmomyrma rossi, by original designation.
- Barden, P. & Grimaldi, D. 2013. A new genus of highly specialized ants in Cretaceous Burmese Amber (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Zootaxa 3681, 405-412 (doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3681.4.5 ).
- Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 80, Burmomyrma incertae sedis in Aneuretinae)
- Dlussky, G. M. 1996a. Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Burmese amber. Paleontol. Zh. 1996(3 3: 83-89 (page 87, Burmomyrma as genus; dubiously in Aneuretinae)
- LaPolla, J.S., Barden, P. 2018. A new aneuretine ant from the Paleocene Paskapoo Formation of Canada. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 63 (3): 435–440 (doi:10.4202/app.00478.2018).
- Lucena, D.A.A., Melo, G.A.R. 2018. Chrysidid wasps (Hymenoptera: Chrysididae) from Cretaceous Burmese amber: Phylogenetic affinities and classification. Cretaceous Research, 89: 279e291 (doi:10.1016/j.cretres.2018.03.018).