Afropone orapa

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Afropone orapa
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. orapa
Binomial name
Afropone orapa
Dlussky, Brothers & Rasnitsyn, 2004

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



This taxon was described from Orapa kimberlitic deposits, Botswana (Turonian, Late Cretaceous).



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

  • orapa. †Afropone (?) orapa Dlussky, Brothers & Rasnitsyn, 2004: 9, fig. 12 (m.) BOTSWANA (Cretaceous).
    • Status as species: Archibald, Cover & Moreau, 2006: 511; Barden, 2017: 12.