Radchenko A.G.1, Khomych M.R.2 2020. Ants of the extinct genus Cataglyphoides Dlussky, 2008 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Formicinae) from the late Eocene European ambers // Invertebrate Zoology. Vol.17. No.2: 154–161 [in English].

1 Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, B. Khmelnitskogo str., 15, Kiev-30, 01030, Ukraine. E-mail: rad@izan.kiev.ua

2 Vil. Voronky, Volodymerets Distr., Rivne Prov., 34330 Ukraine.

doi: 10.15298/invertzool.17.2.05

ABSTRACT. A new species from the fossil ant genus Cataglyphoides Dlussky, 2008, C. dlusskyi sp.n., is described from the Rovno amber (Ukraine). A new record of C. constrictus (Mayr, 1868) from the Baltic amber (age of both ambers is late Eocene, Priabonian, 33.9–37.2 Ma) and additional diagnostic features of this species are provided. C. dlusskyi resembles C. constrictus but well differs from the latter mainly by the absence of standing hairs on the body, absence of the longitudinal carina on the clypeus, by position of the eyes and the much shorter genae and by character of the standing pilosity on the appendages (C. dlusskyi has very fine and short whitish subdecumbent to suberect hairs, but C. constrictus has coarse brownish bristles). C. dlusskyi differs from C. intermedius Dlussky, 2008 first of all by the shape of petiolar scale and mesosoma, and by the longer antennal scape. A Key for identification of all known Cataglyphoides species is compiled.

KEY WORDS. Cataglyphoides dlusskyi sp.n., C. constrictus, C. intermedius, Rovno amber, fossils, taxonomy, tribe Formicini, evolution.

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