Technomyrmex hispaniolae
Dominican Amber, c. 20 million years old

photograph © Alex Wild 2004

A Technomyrmex ant entombed in amber.  Technomyrmex today is largely found in the old world, but the group is common in 15-20 million year old Dominican amber.  There is also a single extant species in central America. 

Paratype specimen of Iridomyrmex hispaniolae Wilson (1985), housed at the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Cambridge, MA, USA.

citation: Wilson, E. O.  1985. Ants of the Dominican amber (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). 3. The subfamily Dolichoderinae. Psyche 92: 17-37.

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