The oldest ant in the Lower Cretaceous amber of Charente-Maritime (SW France) (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
Keywords:Insecta, Hymenoptera, Formicidae, n. gen., n. sp. Lower Cretaceous amber, France.
AbstractGerontoformica cretacica n. gen., n. sp., until now the oldest known ant, is described after a putative worker specimen, from the Uppermost Albian amber of France. Although its characters are those of modern ants, it does not fit in any recent ant subfamilies.
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