Protonym: Gerontoformica sternorhabda
Authorship Boudinot et al., 2022: 1364, figs. 1C,D, 2C,F,I,L, 4-6, 7E,F, 11(1-2), 12(2-1, 2-3, 2-4), 13(3'-1), S1, S2
Forms w.
Locality MYANMAR (Burmese (Kachin) Amber, Cretaceous)
Etymology The specific epithet sternorhabda combines the Ancient Greek words στερνών (sternum) and ράβδος (rod) in reference to the form of the subpetiolar process, which is unique among Gerontoformica. The name is adjectival and feminine in form to match the gender of the genus.
Primary type information Primary type material: holotype worker. Primary type locality: Myanmar: Kachin State, Hukawng Valley. Primary type depository: AMNH. Primary type specimen: CASENT0741233 in an amber piece labelled AMNH SY-23.
Secondary type information Secondary type material: paratype workers (number not stated). Secondary type locality: same as for holotype. Secondary type depository: CELC. Secondary type specimens: CASENT0741234 (synincluded with holotype), UFV-LABECOL-009656.
Taxa belonging to this protonym
Gerontoformica sternorhabda Species Valid Original combination