Taphopone

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Taphopone
Temporal range: 34–11.6 Ma Priabonian, Late Eocene to Middle Miocene
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Taphopone
Dlussky & Perfilieva, 2014
Type species
Ponerites karaganensis, now Taphopone karaganensis
Diversity
6 fossil species
(Species Checklist, Species by Country)

Identification

Distribution

This taxon is known from Bembridge Marls, Isle of Wight, UK (Priabonian, Late Eocene) and Vishnevaya Balka Creek, Stavropol, Russian Federation (Middle Miocene).

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • TAPHOPONE [Ponerinae]
    • Taphopone Dlussky & Perfilieva, 2014: 96. Type-species: †Ponerites karaganensis, by original designation.

References