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Temporal range: Fossil
Dolichomyrma longiceps
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Uncertain
Genus: Dolichomyrma
Dlussky, 1975
Type species
Dolichomyrma longiceps
Species List

The taxonomomic placement of this genus is uncertain and it is currently considered incertae sedis in Hymenoptera, Aculeata.


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

  • DOLICHOMYRMA [incertae sedis in Aculeata]
    • Dolichomyrma Dlussky, 1975: 121. Type-species: †Dolichomyrma longiceps, by original designation.

Taxonomic history

  • Dolichomyrma incertae sedis in Formicidae: Dlussky, 1975: 121.
  • Dolichomyrma in †Armaniidae: Dlussky, 1983: 66; Dlussky & Fedoseeva, 1988: 77; Grimaldi, et al. 1997: 7.
  • Dolichomyrma incertae sedis in †Sphecomyrminae: Wilson, 1987: 49.
  • Dolichomyrma in †Armaniinae, †Armaniini: Bolton, 1994: 187; Bolton, 2003: 260.
  • Dolichomyrma as junior synonym of †Sphecomyrma: Wilson, 1987: 49; Hölldobler & Wilson, 1990: 9.
  • Dolichomyrma as genus: Dlussky, 1975: 121; Dlussky & Fedoseeva, 1988: 77; Carpenter, 1992: 491; Grimaldi, et al. 1997: 7; subsequent authors; Borysenko, 2017: 20.
  • Dolichomyrma catalogues: Bolton, 1995b: 177.
  • Dolichomyrma references: Grimaldi, et al. 1997: 5 (notes).
  • Dolichomyrma excluded from Formicidae, incertae sedis in Hymenoptera, Aculeata: Borysenko, 2017: 20.


  • Bolton, B. 1994. Identification guide to the ant genera of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 222 pp. (page 187, Dolichomyrma in Armaniinae)
  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 177, Dolichomyrma as genus)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 260, Dolichomyrma as genus; in Armaniinae, Armaniini)
  • Borysenko, L.H. 2017. Description of a new genus of primitive ants from Canadian amber, with the study of relationships between stem- and crown-group ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Insecta Mundi 570: 1–57.
  • Carpenter, F. M. 1992. Treatise on invertebrate paleontology. Part R. Arthropoda 4. Volume 4. Superclass Hexapoda. Boulder: Geological Society of America, pp. i-ii, 279-655. (page 491, Dolichomyrma as genus)
  • Dlussky, G. M. 1975a. Superfamily Formicoidea Latreille, 1802. Family Formicidae Latreille, 1802. Pp. 114-122 in: Rasnitsyn, A. P. (ed.) Hymenoptera Apocrita of Mesozoic. Tr. Paleontol. Inst. Akad. Nauk USSR 147:1-134. (page 121, Dolichomyrma as genus; incertae sedis in Formicidae)
  • Dlussky, G. M. 1983. A new family of Upper Cretaceous Hymenoptera: an "intermediate link" between the ants and the scolioids. Paleontol. Zh. 1983(3 3: 65-78 (page 66, Dolichomyrma in Armaniidae)
  • 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 77, Dolichomyrma in Armaniidae; as genus)
  • Grimaldi, D.; Agosti, D.; Carpenter, J. M. 1997. New and rediscovered primitive ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Cretaceous amber from New Jersey, and their phylogenetic relationships. American Museum Novitates 3208: 1-43 (page 7, Dolichomyrma in Armaniidae; Dolichomyrma as genus)
  • Hölldobler, B.; Wilson, E. O. 1990. The ants. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, xii + 732 pp. (page 9, Dolichomyrma as junior synonym of Sphecomyrma)
  • Wilson, E. O. 1987b. The earliest known ants: an analysis of the Cretaceous species and an inference concerning their social organization. Paleobiol. 13: 44-53 (page 49, Dolichomyrma in Sphecomyrminae; as junior synonym of Sphecomyrma)