The oldest ant in the Lower Cretaceous amber of Charente-Maritime (SW France) (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

Authors

  • André Nel
  • G. Perrault
  • Vincent Perrichot
  • D. Néradeau

Keywords:

Insecta, Hymenoptera, Formicidae, n. gen., n. sp. Lower Cretaceous amber, France.

Abstract

Gerontoformica 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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Published

2004-01-11

How to Cite

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Nel A, Perrault G, Perrichot V, Néradeau D. The oldest ant in the Lower Cretaceous amber of Charente-Maritime (SW France) (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Formicidae). GeA [Internet]. 2004Jan.11 [cited 2021Sep.24];2(1):23-30. Available from: https://revistes.ub.edu/index.php/GEOACTA/article/view/105.000001630

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