Coptotermes priscus Emerson 1971 (termite)

Insecta - Blattodea - Rhinotermitidae

Full reference: A. E. Emerson. 1971. Tertiary Fossil Species of the Rhinotermitidae (Isoptera), Phylogeny of Genera, and Reciprocal Phylogeny of Associated Flagellata (Protozoa) and the Staphylinidae (Coleoptera). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 146:243-304

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

See also Emerson 1971 and Nel and Paicheler 1993

Sister taxa: Coptotermes hirsutus, Coptotermes paleodominicanus, Coptotermes sucineus

Type specimen: MP 12680, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Dominican amber (AMNH coll), which is in a Burdigalian/Langhian terrestrial amber in the Dominican Republic.


Distribution: found only at Dominican amber (AMNH coll)

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