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Aphaenogaster longaeva Scudder 1877 (ant)

Insecta - Hymenoptera - Formicidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 209091

Full reference: S. H. Scudder. 1877. The insects of the Tertiary beds at Quesnel (British Colombia). Report of Progress of the Geological Survey of Canada 1875-1876 266-280

Belongs to Myrmicinae according to A. G. Radchenko and E. E. Perkovsky 2016

Sister taxa: Afromyrma, Agastomyrma, Attini, Biamomyrma, Bilobomyrma, Boltonidris, Brachytarsites, Cephalomyrmex, Cephites, Clavipetiola, Crematogastrini, Electromyrmex, Enneamerus, Eocenidris, Eomyrmex, Fallomyrma, Formica cordata, Fushunomyrmex, Ilemomyrmex, Melissotarsus, Miosolenopsis, Myrmecites, Myrmicini, Orbigastrula, Pogonomyrmecini, Pseudomyrmini, Quadrulicapito, Quineangulicapito, Sima, Sinomyrmex, Solenopsidiini, Solenopsidini, Solenopsites, Sphaerogasterites, Stenammini, Wumyrmex, Zhangidris

Type specimen: GSC 33, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Quesnel, which is in an Oligocene lacustrine shale in Canada.

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Average measurements (in mm): wing 7.00 x 2.30