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Titanomyrma
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Titanomyrma

Scientific name

Titanomyrma giganteum (formerly Formicium giganteum)

Home era

Eocene Germany

Type

Giant ant

Deaths caused

0

Appearance(s)

Episode 1.1

Titanomyrma is a giant ant of Eocene Wyoming and Germany.

Physiology[]

One of the German species of the genus, Titanomyrma giganteum, is the largest ant ever known to exist (up to 6 cm long, and a wingspan of up to 15 cm). The genus's presence in both North America and Europe suggests the climate was warm enough to supported the spread of large insects.

Diet[]

Titanomyrma may have been herbivorous, although it is more popularly thought to be a carnivore, acting like today's driver ants and overwhelming large prey in numbers.

Behavior[]

Titanomyrma had no sting, and so is thought to have used formic acid as a defense.

In Primeval: New Blood[]

A group of Titanomyrma crawls up Becker's leg, which does nothing but annoy him.

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