Sphecomyrmodes

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Sphecomyrmodes
Temporal range: Early Cenomanian, Late Cretaceous Burmese amber, Kachin Province, Myanmar
Scientific classification (junior synonym of †Gerontoformica)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Sphecomyrminae
Genus: Sphecomyrmodes
Engel & Grimaldi, 2005
Type species
Sphecomyrmodes orientalis, now Gerontoformica orientalis

This genus is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of †Gerontoformica.

Nomenclature

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

  • SPHECOMYRMODES [junior synonym of †Gerontoformica]
    • Sphecomyrmodes Engel & Grimaldi, 2005: 5. Type-species: †Sphecomyrmodes orientalis, by original designation.
    • Sphecomyrmodes junior synonym of †Gerontoformica: Barden & Grimaldi, 2016: 518.

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