Afropone oculata

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Afropone oculata
Temporal range: Turonian, Late Cretaceous
Orapa kimberlitic deposits, Botswana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Genus: Afropone
Species: A. oculata
Binomial name
Afropone oculata
Dlussky, Brothers & Rasnitsyn, 2004

This species is based on poorly preserved material and its assignment to the subfamily Ponerinae has been questioned (Perrichot, 2019).

Identification

Distribution

This taxon was described 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.

  • oculata. †Afropone oculata Dlussky, Brothers & Rasnitsyn, 2004: 7, figs. 10, 11 (q.) BOTSWANA (Cretaceous).
    • Status as species: Archibald, Cover & Moreau, 2006: 511; Barden, 2017: 12.

Description

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