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Volume 49, Issue 4


First Record Of Fossil Species Of The Genus Tetramorium (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)

Первая находка ископаемых видов из рода Tetramorium (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)

A. G. Radchenko / G. M. Dlussky
  • Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology, NAS of Ukraine, vul. B. Khmelnytskogo, 15, Kiev, 01030 Ukraine
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Published Online: 2015-08-21 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/vzoo-2015-0033


Two extinct species of the modern genus Tetramorium Mayr, T. paraarmatum sp. n. and T. kulickae sp. n., are described from the Baltic amber (Poland, ca. 37 Ma). This is the first record of the fossil species of this genus. Described species resemble recent Palaearctic species, and we preliminarily place them to the inerme and caespitum species groups, respectively. Findings of other, previously non-recorded and not described yet fossil Tetramorium species from the Middle (or possibly Early) Eocene and Miocene deposits of Europe and North America are discussed.

Два новых вымерших вида из современного рода Tetramorium Mayr, T. paraarmatum sp. n. и T. kulickae sp. n., описаны из Балтийского янтаря (Польша, около 37 млн лет назад). Это первое указание ископаемых видов из данного рода. Описанные виды соответственно сходны с современными палеарктическими представителями из групп видов inerme и caespitum. Приведены также находки прочих, ранее не указанных и еще не описанных видов ископаемых Tetramorium из отложений среднего (а, возможно, также и раннего) эоцена и миоцена Европы и Северной Америки.

Keywords: ants; taxonomy; palaeontology; Late Eocene; Baltic Amber; Tetramorium paraarmatum sp. n.; T. kulickae sp. n

Ключевые слова:: муравьи; таксономия; палеонтология; поздний эоцен; Балтийский янтарь; Tetramorium paraarmatum sp. n.; T. kulickae sp. n


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Received: 2015-03-19

Accepted: 2015-08-04

Published Online: 2015-08-21

Published in Print: 2015-08-01

Citation Information: Vestnik Zoologii, Volume 49, Issue 4, Pages 311–316, ISSN (Online) 2073-2333, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/vzoo-2015-0033.

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