Orapia

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Orapia
Temporal range: Turonian, Late Cretaceous
Orapa kimberlitic deposits, Botswana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Sphecomyrminae
Tribe: Sphecomyrmini
Genus: Orapia
Dlussky, Brothers & Rasnitsyn, 2004
Type species
Orapia rayneri
Diversity
2 fossil species

Identification

Distribution

This taxon is known from Orapa kimberlitic deposits, Botswana (Turonian, Late Cretaceous).

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • ORAPIA [†Sphecomyrminae: †Sphecomyrmini]
    • Orapia Dlussky, Brothers & Rasnitsyn, 2004: 2. Type-species: †Orapia rayneri, by original designation.

Taxonomic history

  • Orapia in †Armaniinae: Dlussky, et al. 2004: 2.
  • Orapia in †Sphecomyrminae, †Sphecomyrmini: Borysenko, 2017: 15, 17.
  • Orapia as genus: all authors.
  • Orapia references: Archibald, et al. 2006: 510 (discussion of taxonomy).

References