Reticulitermes fossarum Scudder 1883

Insecta - Blattodea - Rhinotermitidae

Alternative combination: Eutermes fossarum

Synonym: Eutermes meadii Scudder 1883

Full reference: S. H. Scudder. 1883. The fossil white ants of Colorado. Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 19:133-145

Belongs to Reticulitermes according to K. Krishna et al. 2013

See also Emerson 1971, Fontes and Vulcano 1998, Nel and Paicheler 1993, Pierce 1958, Scudder 1883, Scudder 1890 and Snyder 1949

Sister taxa: Hemerobites, Reticulitermes antiquus, Reticulitermes creedei, Reticulitermes dofleini, Reticulitermes hartungi, Reticulitermes holmgreni, Reticulitermes laurae, Reticulitermes minimus, Reticulitermes pliozaenicus, Reticulitermes tibialis

Type specimens:

  • Reticulitermes fossarum: Its type locality is Florissant (MCZ Collection), which is in a Chadronian lacustrine - large shale in the Florissant Formation of Colorado
  • Eutermes meadii: Its type locality is Florissant (MCZ Collection), which is in a Chadronian lacustrine - large shale in the Florissant Formation of Colorado.

Distribution: found only at Florissant (MCZ Collection)

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