Ants from the Miocene Totolapa amber (Chiapas, Mexico), with the first record of the genus Forelius (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)

@inproceedings{DurnRuiz2013AntsFT,
  title={Ants from the Miocene Totolapa amber (Chiapas, Mexico), with the first record of the genus Forelius (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)},
  author={Claudia Azucena Dur{\'a}n-Ruiz and Francisco J Ayala Riquelme and Marco Couti{\~n}o-Jos{\'e} and Gerardo Carbot-Chanona and Gabriela Casta{\~n}o-Meneses and M. A. Ramos-Arias},
  year={2013}
}
Totolapa is one of the amber Lagerstatten from Chiapas, southwestern Mexico, which include the Simojovel and Huitiupan deposits. Despite the remarkable paleobiological heritage of Chiapas amber biota, the fossil record of ants from Totolapa has so far not been well studied. Based on exceptionally preserved specimens, four ant genera from the Totolapa amber deposits are reported in this paper, including Forelius, Azteca, Tapinoma, and Camponotus (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Whereas the genera… CONTINUE READING