Syntaphus

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Syntaphus
Temporal range: Priabonian, Late Eocene
Bembridge Marls, Isle of Wight, UK
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae (incertae sedis)
Subfamily: Uncertain
Genus: Syntaphus
Donisthorpe, 1920
Type species
Syntaphus wheeleri
Diversity
0 fossil species
(Species Checklist)

The taxonomomic placement of this genus is uncertain and it is currently considered incertae sedis in Formicidae.

Identification

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • SYNTAPHUS [incertae sedis in Formicidae]
    • Syntaphus Donisthorpe, 1920: 84. Type-species: †Syntaphus wheeleri, by original designation.


References

  • Bolton, B. 1994. Identification guide to the ant genera of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 222 pp. (page 164, Syntaphus in Ponerinae, Ectatommini)
  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 399, Syntaphus in Ponerinae, Ectatommini)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 264, Syntaphus incertae sedis in Formicidae)
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1920b. British Oligocene ants. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 9(6): 81-94 (page 84, Syntaphus as genus)
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1920b. British Oligocene ants. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 9(6): 81-94 (page 84, Syntaphus in Ponerinae, Ectatommini)
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1943h. A list of the type-species of the genera and subgenera of the Formicidae. [concl.]. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 11(10): 721-737 (page 730, Syntaphus in Ponerinae, Ectatommini)
  • Hölldobler, B.; Wilson, E. O. 1990. The ants. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, xii + 732 pp. (page 10, Syntaphus in Ponerinae, Ectatommini)