Posts Tagged: extinct ant
Zeroing in on 20-Million-Year-Old Ants, a New Genus
What incredible research! It involves fossilized male ants, estimated to be about 20 million years and encased in Ethiopian amber. And a...
From left: Martin Müller, director of the Institute for Materials Physics at Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon, and Christian Schroer, leading scientist of DESY's X-ray source PETRA III, accept a model of the newly identified ant from lead author Brendon Boudinot of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, and co-author Jörg Hammel, beamline scientist at the Hereon measurement station at PETRA III, where the research took place. (Photo courtesy of Marta Meyer, DESY)
UC Davis doctoral alumnus Brendon Boudinot, an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow at the Institute of Zoology and Evolutionary Research at Friedrich Schiller University Jena, shows a 3D image of the newly discovered ant species named "Hereon" (foreground). On the screen, background, is the ant encased in Ethiopian amber. (Photo by Jens Meyer, University of Jena)