Archimyrmex Cockerell 1923 (bulldog ant)

Insecta - Hymenoptera - Formicidae

Synonyms: Ameghinoia Viana and Haedo Rossi 1957, Polanskiella Rossi de Garcia 1983

Full reference: T. D. A. Cockerell. 1923. The earliest known ponerine ant. The Entomologist 56:51-52

Parent taxon: Myrmeciinae according to B. Bolton 2012

See also Archibald et al. 2006, Bolton 2003, Carpenter 1992, Dlussky 2012, Dlussky and Perfilieva 2003, Dlussky and Rasnitsyn 2002 and Rossi de Garcia 1983

Sister taxa: Avitomyrmex, Macabeemyrma, Myrmeciites, Prionomyrmecini, Propalosoma, Ypresiomyrma

Subtaxa: Archimyrmex piatnitzkyi Archimyrmex rostratus Archimyrmex smekali Archimyrmex wedmannae

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Ecology:

Distribution:

• Eocene of Argentina (2 collections), Germany (1), United States (8: Colorado)

Total: 11 collections each including a single occurrence

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