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Species: †Electromyrmex klebsi   Wheeler, 1910 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Electromyrmex klebsi Wheeler, 1910a: 164, fig. 94 (by indication) (w.) BALTIC AMBER (Eocene). AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

See also: Wheeler, 1915i PDF: 56 (full description).


   (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists)
Palearctic Region: Russia

Distribution Notes:

Baltic amber; middle to Late Eocene (34-42 Ma).


Worker: Possibly 4-7mm long (Specimen: IGRBA012)



Holotype currently in MCZC (PALE-4507), although belonging to Klebs collection of the GZG, Göttingen, Germany; two specimens in Geological Institute and Museum of the University Rennes 1, Rennes, France.

Taxonomic Notes:

Dlussky & Fedoseeva, 1988: 80, "incertae sedis in Myrmicinae".


  • Wheeler W. M. 1910. Ants, their structure, development and behavior. Columbia University Biological Series, 9: 1-663.
  • Wheeler W. M. 1915. The ants of the Baltic amber. Schriften der Physikalisch-Okonomischen Gesellschaft zu Koenigsberg, 55: 1-142.
  • Dlussky G. M., Fedoseeva E. B. 1988. Origin and early evolution of ants. In: Ponomarenko A. G. (Ed.), Cretaceous biocenotic crisis and evolution of the insects. Nauka Press, Moscow: pp. 70-144 [in Russian].

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