Ilemomyrmex caecus

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Ilemomyrmex caecus
Temporal range: Burdigalian, Early Miocene
Dominican amber, Dominican Republic
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Genus: Ilemomyrmex
Species: I. caecus
Binomial name
Ilemomyrmex caecus
Wilson, 1985

Identification

Distribution

This taxon was described from Dominican amber, Dominican Republic (Burdigalian, Early Miocene).

Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • caecus. †Ilemomyrmex caecus Wilson, 1985a: 3, figs. 1, 2 (w.q.) DOMINICAN AMBER (Miocene).

Holotype: Museum of Comparative Zoology, without number.

Description

References

  • Wilson, E. O. 1985a. Ants of the Dominican amber (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). 1. Two new myrmicine genera and an aberrant Pheidole. Psyche (Camb.) 92: 1-9 (page 3, figs. 1, 2 worker, queen described)