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Sphecomyrma freyi Wilson and Brown 1967 (ant)

Insecta - Hymenoptera - Formicidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 214622

Full reference: E. O. Wilson and W. L. Brown. 1967. Taxonomic names, in The first Mesozoic ants, with the description of a new subfamily. Psyche 74:1-19

Belongs to Sphecomyrma according to B. Bolton 2012

Sister taxon: Sphecomyrma mesaki

Type specimen: Its type locality is Cliffwood Beach, Raritan Bay, which is in a Turonian/Santonian terrestrial amber in the Magothy Formation of New Jersey


Average measurements (in mm): Gaster length 1.72, Head 1.20 x 1.03, Mesosoma length 1.39, Petiole length 0.309, body length 4.20