Myrmecites

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Myrmecites
Temporal range: 48–16 Ma Lutetian, Middle Eocene to Burdigalian, Early Miocene
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Genus: Myrmecites
Dlussky & Rasnitsyn, 2002
Type species
Myrmecites rotundiceps
Diversity
6 fossil species
(Species Checklist, Species by Country)

Identification

Distribution

This taxon is known from Bol’shaya Svetlovodnaya, Sikhote-Alin, Russia (Priabonian, Late Eocene); Green River Formation, Colorado, United States (Lutetian, Middle Eocene) and Radoboj, Croatia (Burdigalian, Early Miocene).

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • MYRMECITES [incertae sedis in Myrmicinae]
    • Myrmecites Dlussky & Rasnitsyn, 2002: 422. Type-species: †Myrmecites rotundiceps, by original designation.

References

  • Dlussky, G. M.; Rasnitsyn, A. P. 2003 [2002]. Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Formation Green River and some other Middle Eocene deposits of North America. Russ. Entomol. J. 11(4): 411-436 (page 422, Myrmecites as genus)