"Giant" Ant Fossil Raises Questions About Ancient Arctic Migrations !

Folks , just imagine - giant ants the size of humming birds roaming the ancient Arctic . They must have been from the Hollow Earth !!!!

‘Giant’ Ant Fossil Raises Questions About Ancient Arctic Migrations

Eddie Gonzales Jr. – MessageToEagle.com Simon Fraser University scientists say their research on the latest fossil find near Princeton, B.C., is raising questions about how the dispersal of animals and plants occurred across the Northern Hemisphere some 50 million years ago, including whether brief intervals of global warming were at play.

'Giant' Ant Fossil Raises Questions About Ancient Arctic Migrations

The fossil extinct giant ant Titanomyrma from Wyoming that was discovered over a decade ago by SFU paleontologist Bruce Archibald and collaborators at the Denver Museum. The fossil queen ant is next to a hummingbird, showing the huge size of this titanic insect. Credit: Bruce Archibald

The fossil was discovered by Princeton resident Beverly Burlingame and made available to the researchers through the town’s museum. Researchers say it is the first Canadian specimen of the extinct ant Titanomyrma, whose biggest species was surprisingly gigantic, with the body mass of a wren and a wingspan of half a foot.

SFU paleontologists Bruce Archibald and Rolf Mathewes, together with Arvid Aase of Fossil Butte National Monument in Wyoming, have published their research on the fossil in the current edition of The Canadian Entomologist.

A decade earlier, Archibald and collaborators discovered a gigantic Titanomyrma fossil from Wyoming in a museum drawer in Denver. “This ant and the new fossil from British Columbia are close in age to other Titanomyrma fossils that have been long known in Germany and England,” says Archibald. “This raises the questions of how these ancient insects traveled between continents to appear on both sides of the Atlantic at nearly the same time.”

Europe and North America were connected by land across the Arctic then, as the North Atlantic had not yet opened enough by continental drift to fully separate them. But was the ancient far-northern climate suitable for their passage?

The scientists found that the ancient climates were hot where these ants lived in Wyoming and Europe. They further found that modern ants with the biggest queens also inhabit hot climates, leading them to associate large size in queen ants with high temperatures. This creates a problem, however, as although the ancient Arctic had a milder climate than today, it still wouldn’t have been hot enough to allow Titanomyrma to pass.

New findings build on earlier research

The researchers suggested in 2011 that this might be explained by geologically brief intervals of global warming around the time of Titanomyrma called “hyperthermals” creating short-term intervals of friendly conditions for them to cross.

They then predicted that Titanomyrma wouldn’t be found in the ancient temperate Canadian uplands, as it would have been cooler than Titanomyrma appears to have required. But now one has been discovered there.

The story becomes more complicated and interesting, as the new Canadian fossil was distorted by geological pressure during fossilization, so its true life size can’t be established. It might have been gigantic like some of the largest Titanomyrma queens, but it could equally be reconstructed as smaller.

“If it was a smaller species, was it adapted to this region of cooler climate by reduction in size and gigantic species were excluded as we predicted back in 2011?” says Archibald. “Or were they huge, and our idea of the climatic tolerance of gigantic ants, and so how they crossed the Arctic, was wrong?”

'Giant' Ant Fossil Raises Questions About Ancient Arctic Migrations

The giant fossil queen ant Titanomyrma, recently discovered in the Allenby Formation near Princeton, British Columbia, the first of its kind in Canada. Credit: Bruce Archibald

Archibald says the research is helping scientists better understand how B.C.’s community of animals and plants were forming when climate was much different. “Understanding how life dispersed among the northern continents in a very different climate 50 million years ago in part explains patterns of animal and plant distribution that we see today,” says Archibald.

“Titanomyrma may also help us better understand how global warming could affect how the distribution of life may change. To prepare for the future, it helps to understand the past.”

He adds, “We’ll need to find more fossils. Do our ideas of Titanomyrma’s ecology, and so of this ancient dispersal of life, need revision? For now, it remains a mystery.”

The study was published in the journal The Canadian Entomologist



List members , if ants of this size had lived in bygone ages , I am wondering what other insects of giant dimension used to exist , that emerged from Hollow Earth , out into the ancient Arctic environment ??


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I don't know about insects, but I know that very large shrimp are found along the latitude of the Tropic of Capricorn in the South Atlantic along a current of cold water that stream up from Antarctica.

This suggests that they originated in the hollow earth because life forms are giant sized down there, as you have stated. Olaf Jansen sailed out of the southern orifice with his father Jens. This suggests that the orifice is connected with that long channel that cuts deeply into the Antarctic interior.



I have just been informed that the size of the shrimp that come along a current of cold water that streams up from Antarctica is 36 centimeters.


That's amazing @deandddd . Also please take a look at this one :-



Five will get ya ten that the giant penguin walked out of the inner earth ... of course!

We used to have a very sincere list member name Michael, and he ran into a lady visiting NYC from Norway. She told him that the codfish from the Arcttic Ocean were three times as big as the ones she found in the fish market.

Thehealthy rays of the inner sun invigorate the ocean waters, too.

A glass of water there (fresh water) must be energetic and healthy.


Yeah @deandddd , those monster size penguins must have been from inner Earth !