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Species: †Brownimecia clavata   Grimaldi et al., 1997 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Brownimecia clavata Grimaldi et al., 1997 PDF: 20, figs. 1e-f, 7-11 (w.) U.S.A. (Cretaceous). AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: United States

Distribution Notes:

New Jersey amber, U.S.A.; Late Cretaceous, Turonian (ca. 92 Ma).


Holotype AMNH-NJ-667, paratype NJ-231, in American Museum of Natural History, New York, U.S.A.


  • Grimaldi D.A., Agosti D., Carpenter J.M. 1997. New and rediscovered primitive ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Cretaceous amber from New Jersey, and their phylogenetics relationships. American Museum Novitates, 3208: 1-43.
  • Bolton B. 2003. Synopsis and classification of Formicidae. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute, 71: 1-370.
  • Engel M.S., Grimaldi D.A. 2005. Primitive new ants in Cretaceous amber from Myanmar, New Jersey, and Canada (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). American Museum Novitates, 3485: 1-23.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Type specimens: holotype: amnh-nj667

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