Elaphrodites

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Elaphrodites
Temporal range: Early Miocene
Shanwang, China
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae (incertae sedis)
Genus: Elaphrodites
Zhang, J., 1989
Type species
Elaphrodites scutulatus
Diversity
2 fossil species
(Species Checklist, Species by Country)

Identification

Distribution

This taxon is known from Shanwang, China (Early Miocene).

Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • ELAPHRODITES [incertae sedis in Dolichoderinae]
    • Elaphrodites Zhang, J. 1989: 284. Type-species: †Elaphrodites scutulatus, by original designation.

References

  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 87, Elaphrodites in Dolichoderinae, Dolichoderini)
  • Zhang, J. 1989. Fossil insects from Shanwang, Shandong, China. Jinan, China: Shandong Science and Technology Publishing House, 459 pp. (page 284, Elaphrodites as genus; in Dolichoderinae)
  • Zhang, J. 1989. Fossil insects from Shanwang, Shandong, China. Jinan, China: Shandong Science and Technology Publishing House, 459 pp. (page 284, Elaphrodites in Dolichoderinae)