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Archimyrmex rostratus Cockerell 1923 (bulldog ant)

Insecta - Hymenoptera - Formicidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 204945

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

Belongs to Archimyrmex according to B. Bolton 2012

Sister taxa: Archimyrmex piatnitzkyi, Archimyrmex smekali, Archimyrmex wedmannae

Type specimen: UCM 15174, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Ute Trail, Roan Plateau (station 1), which is in a Bridgerian lacustrine - large diatomite in the Green River Formation of Colorado.

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Average measurements (in mm): body 12.6 x 2.4