Mastotermes electrodominicus Krishna and Grimaldi 1991 (termite)

Insecta - Blattodea - Mastotermitidae

Full reference: K. Krishna and D. Grimaldi. 1991. A New Fossil Species from Dominican Amber of the Living Australian Termite Genus Mastotermes (Isoptera: Mastotermitidae). American Museum Novitates 3021:1-10

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

See also Fontes and Vulcano 1998, Krishna and Grimaldi 1991 and Nel and Paicheler 1993

Sister taxa: Mastotermes aethiopicus, Mastotermes anglicus, Mastotermes bournemouthensis, Mastotermes croaticus, Mastotermes electromexicus, Mastotermes gallica, Mastotermes haidingeri, Mastotermes heerii, Mastotermes krishnorum, Mastotermes minor, Mastotermes minutus, Mastotermes monostichus, Mastotermes nepropadyom, Mastotermes picardi, Mastotermes sarthensis

Type specimen: AMNH PB.270, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Dominican amber (AMNH coll), which is in a Burdigalian/Langhian terrestrial amber in the Dominican Republic.

Ecology:

Distribution:

• Miocene of the Dominican Republic (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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