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Blattotermes wheeleri

Insecta - Blattodea - Mastotermitidae

Taxonomy
Mastotermes wheeleri was named by Collins (1925). It is a compression fossil. Its type locality is Illinois Central Railroad, Grand Junction, which is in an Eocene terrestrial claystone in the Wilcox Formation of Tennessee.

It was recombined as Blattotermes wheeleri by Riek (1952), Pierce (1958), Emerson (1965), Nel and Paicheler (1993), Fontes and Vulcano (1998), Wappler and Engel (2006) and Krishna et al. (2013).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1925Mastotermes wheeleri Collins p. 406 fig. 2
1949Mastotermes wheeleri Snyder p. 354
1952Blattotermes wheeleri Riek p. 19 fig. 2
1958Blattotermes wheeleri Pierce p. 24
1965Blattotermes wheeleri Emerson p. 25
1993Blattotermes wheeleri Nel and Paicheler p. 105
1998Blattotermes wheeleri Fontes and Vulcano p. 280
2006Blattotermes wheeleri Wappler and Engel p. 381
2013Blattotermes wheeleri Krishna et al. p. 226

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Ecdysozoa
Panarthropoda
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
subphylumMandibulata
Pancrustacea
superclassHexapodaLatreille 1825
Cercofilata
classInsecta
Dicondylia
Paranotalia
RankNameAuthor
subclassPterygota(Brauer 1885)
NeopterygotaCrampton 1924
infraclassNeopteraMartynov 1923
PolyneopteraMartynov 1938
superorderDictyopteraLatreille 1829
orderBlattodea(Latreille 1810)
Solumblattodea
superfamilyBlattoidea
Kittrickea
Tutricablattae
Isoptera(Brulle 1832)
familyMastotermitidae(Desneux 1904)
genusBlattotermes
specieswheeleri()

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