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Nothomyrmecia macrops (Australian Ant)

Wikipedia Abstract

Nothomyrmecia macrops, sometimes called the dinosaur ant or dawn ant, is the only extant species of its genus. Its morphological similarity with the Baltic Eocene fossil ant genus Prionomyrmex has resulted in the species often being considered a living fossil and stimulated several studies on its morphology, behavior, ecology, and chromosomes.
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Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Nothomyrmecia macrops


Prey / Diet

Acacia pycnantha (Golden Wattle)[1]
Chloris ventricosa (Australian windmill grass)[1]
Eucalyptus camaldulensis (river redgum)[1]


Gymnorhina tibicen (Australian Magpie)[1]



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