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Titanomyrma lubei Archibald et al. 2011 (ant)

Insecta - Hymenoptera - Formicidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 184422

Full reference: S. B. Archibald, K. R. Johnson, R. W. Mathewes and D. R. Greenwood. 2011. Intercontinental dispersal of giant thermophilic ants across the Arctic during early Eocene hyperthermals. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 278:3679-3686

Belongs to Titanomyrma according to B. Bolton 2012

Sister taxa: Titanomyrma gigantea, Titanomyrma simillima

Type specimen: DMNH 9041, an exoskeleton (body in dorsal aspect, anterior portions of right forewing, very little of left). Its type locality is DMNS Locality 784, Farson Fish Beds, which is in a Bridgerian lacustrine horizon in the Green River Formation of Wyoming.

Ecology:

Average measurements (in mm): body 51.0 x 14.5, forewing length 24.0