Gesomyrmex miegi

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Gesomyrmex miegi
Temporal range: Ypresian, Early Eocene Oise amber, France
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Gesomyrmecini
Genus: Gesomyrmex
Species: G. miegi
Binomial name
Gesomyrmex miegi
Théobald, 1937

Two fossil species of Gesomyrmex were described from the Oligocene of Germany based on incomplete compressions (Théobald, 1937) but were excluded from this genus by Dlussky et al. (2009): Gesomyrmex expectans was transferred to Eoformica (as Eoformica expectans) and G. miegi was treated as incertae sedis in Formicidae (Aria et al., 2023).



This taxon was described from Oise amber, France (Ypresian, Early Eocene).



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

  • miegi. †Gesomyrmex miegi Théobald, 1937b: 211, pl. 14, figs. 22, 23 (q.m.) FRANCE (Oligocene). Unidentifiable taxon, incertae sedis in Formicidae: Dlussky, Wappler & Wedmann, 2009: 14.