New fossil ants in French Cretaceous amber (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

  title={New fossil ants in French Cretaceous amber (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)},
  author={Vincent Perrichot and Andr{\'e} Nel and Didier N{\'e}raudeau and S{\'e}bastien Lacau and Thierry Guyot},
Recent studies on the ant phylogeny are mainly based on the molecular analyses of extant subfamilies and do not include the extinct, only Cretaceous subfamily Sphecomyrminae. However, the latter is of major importance for ant relationships, as it is considered the most basal subfamily. Therefore, each new discovery of a Mesozoic ant is of high interest for improving our understanding of their early history and basal relationships. In this paper, a new sphecomyrmine ant, allied to the Burmese… 

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