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Ancient Trophophoresy: A Fossil Acropyga (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Dominican Amber

John S. LaPolla
Transactions of the American Entomological Society (1890-)
Vol. 131, No. 1/2 (Mar. - Jun., 2005), pp. 21-28
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25078875
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Ancient Trophophoresy: A Fossil Acropyga (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Dominican Amber
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Abstract

The discovery of several pieces of Dominican amber with Acropyga inclusions provides evidence that the trophophoretic behavior of Acropyga queens is at least 15-20 million years old. A fossil species, A. glaesaria, is described and its relationship to extant Acropyga is discussed.

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