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Miotermes insignis

Insecta - Blattodea - Mastotermitidae

Taxonomy
Termes (Termopsis) insignis was named by Heer (1849). It is a compression fossil. Its type locality is Oeningen (von Seyfried collection), which is in a Sarmatian lacustrine - large limestone in the Upper Freshwater-Molasse Formation of Germany.

It was recombined as Hodotermes insignis by Hagen (1858); it was recombined as Termes insignis by Heer (1865); it was recombined as Miotermes insignis by von Rosen (1913), Emerson (1933), Snyder (1949), Emerson (1965), Nel and Paicheler (1993) and Krishna et al. (2013).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1849Termes (Termopsis) insignis Heer p. 29 figs. Pl 3, fig 1
1858Hodotermes insignis Hagen p. 100
1865Termes insignis Heer p. 367
1913Miotermes insignis von Rosen p. 325
1933Miotermes insignis Emerson p. 191
1949Miotermes insignis Snyder p. 355
1965Miotermes insignis Emerson p. 37
1993Miotermes insignis Nel and Paicheler p. 114
2013Miotermes insignis Krishna et al. p. 241

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Ecdysozoa
Panarthropoda
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
subphylumMandibulata
Pancrustacea
superclassHexapodaLatreille 1825
Cercofilata
classInsecta
Dicondylia
Paranotalia
RankNameAuthor
subclassPterygota()
NeopterygotaCrampton 1924
infraclassNeopteraMartynov 1923
PolyneopteraMartynov 1938
superorderDictyopteraLatreille 1829
orderBlattodea(Latreille 1810)
Solumblattodea
superfamilyBlattoidea
Kittrickea
Tutricablattae
Isoptera()
familyMastotermitidae(Desneux 1904)
genusMiotermes
speciesinsignis()

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: chitinc
Environment: terrestrialc
Locomotion: actively mobilep
Created: 2017-04-17 09:56:18
Modified: 2017-04-17 09:56:18
Source: c = class, p = phylum
References: Kiessling 2004, Bush and Bambach 2015

Age range: Sarmatian or 12.70000 to 11.60800 Ma

Collections: one only


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Sarmatian12.7 - 11.608Germany (Baden-Württemberg) Termes insignis (type locality: 113689)