Propalosoma

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Propalosoma
Temporal range: Ypresian, Early Eocene Klondike Formation, Republic, Washington, United States
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmeciinae
Genus: Propalosoma
Dlussky & Rasnitsyn, 1999
Type species
Propalosoma gutierrezae
Diversity
1 fossil species
(Species Checklist, Species by Country)

This genus was originally paced in the wasp family Rhopalosomatidae, but moved to the subfamily Myrmeciinae by Archibald et al. (2018). It is known from a single species, Propalosoma gutierrezae.

Identification

Distribution

This taxon is known from Klondike Formation, Republic, Washington, United States (Lutetian, Middle Eocene).

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • PROPALOSOMA [Myrmeciinae]
    • Propalosoma Dlussky & Rasnitsyn, 1999: 72, fig. 1. Type-species: †Propalosoma gutierrezae, by original designation.
    • In Myrmeciinae: Archibald et al., 2018: 226.

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