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Aphaenogaster mayri Carpenter 1930 (ant)

Insecta - Hymenoptera - Formicidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 255891

Full reference: F. M. Carpenter. 1930. The Fossil Ants of North America. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University 70:1-66

Belongs to Aphaenogaster according to B. Bolton 2012

Sister taxa: Aphaenogaster amphioceanica, Aphaenogaster antiqua, Aphaenogaster archaica, Aphaenogaster dlusskyana, Aphaenogaster donisthorpei, Aphaenogaster mersa, Aphaenogaster oligocenica, Aphaenogaster praerelicta, Aphaenogaster sommerfeldti

Type specimen: MCZ 2949, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Florissant (MCZ Collection), which is in a Chadronian lacustrine - large shale in the Florissant Formation of Colorado.

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Average measurements (in mm): body 8.00 x 1.80