Messelepone

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Messelepone
Temporal range: Fossil
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Genus: Messelepone
Dlussky & Wedmann, 2012
Type species
Cephalopone potens
Diversity
1 fossil species
(Species Checklist)

Identification

Checklist of Messelepone species

Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • Messelepone [Ponerinae]
    • Messelepone Dlussky & Wedmann, 2012: 745. Type-species: †Messelepone leptogenoides, by monotypy.

References

  • Dlussky, G.M. & Wedmann, S. 2012. The poneromorph ants of Grube Messel, Germany: high biodiversity in the Eocene. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 10: 725-753.