Electroponera

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Electroponera
Temporal range: Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene Baltic amber, Baltic Sea region
Electroponera dubia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ectatomminae
Tribe: Ectatommini (incertae sedis)
Genus: Electroponera
Wheeler, W.M., 1915
Type species
Electroponera dubia
Diversity
1 fossil species
(Species Checklist, Species by Country)

Identification

Distribution

This taxon is known from Baltic amber (Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene).

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • ELECTROPONERA [incertae sedis in Ectatomminae: Ectatommini]
    • Electroponera Wheeler, W.M. 1915h: 34. Type-species: †Electroponera dubia, by monotypy.


References

  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 187, Electroponera in Ponerinae, Ectatommini)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 176, Incertae sedis in Ectatomminae, Ectatommini)
  • Dlussky, G. M.; Fedoseeva, E. B. 1988. Origin and early stages of evolution in ants. Pp. 70-144 in: Ponomarenko, A. G. (ed.) Cretaceous biocenotic crisis and insect evolution. Moskva: Nauka, 232 pp. (page 78, Electroponera in Ponerinae, Ectatommini)
  • Lattke, J. E. 1994. Phylogenetic relationships and classification of ectatommine ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Entomol. Scand. 25: 105-119 (page 116, Electroponera in Ponerinae, Ectatommini)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1915i [1914]. The ants of the Baltic Amber. Schr. Phys.-Ökon. Ges. Königsb. 55: 1-142 (page 34, Type-species: Electroponera dubia, by monotypy.)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1915i [1914]. The ants of the Baltic Amber. Schr. Phys.-Ökon. Ges. Königsb. 55: 1-142 (page 34, Electroponera in Ponerinae, Ectatommini)