Syntaphus wheeleri

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Syntaphus wheeleri
Temporal range: Priabonian, Late Eocene
Bembridge Marls, Isle of Wight, UK
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Braconidae
Genus: Syntaphus
Species: S. wheeleri
Binomial name
Syntaphus wheeleri
Donisthorpe, 1920

This species has been transferred to the family Braconidae.


This taxon was described from Bembridge Marls, Isle of Wight, UK (Priabonian, Late Eocene).


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

  • wheeleri. †Syntaphus wheeleri Donisthorpe, 1920: 84, pl. 5, figs. 1, 2 (q.) GREAT BRITAIN (Oligocene).
    • Status as species: Bolton, 1995b: 399.
    • Excluded from Formicidae; transferred to family Braconidae: Dlussky & Perfilieva, 2014: 433.


  • Donisthorpe, H. 1920b. British Oligocene ants. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 9(6): 81-94 (page 84, pl. 5, figs. 1, 2 queen described)