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Messelepone leptogenoides

Insecta - Hymenoptera - Formicidae

Taxonomy
Messelepone leptogenoides was named by Dlussky and Wedmann (2012). Its type specimen is FIS MeI 4808, an exoskeleton (winged gyne), and it is a compression fossil. Its type locality is Grube Messel Pit (Senckenberg SMF collection), which is in a MP 11 crater lake claystone in the Messel Formation of Germany. It is the type species of Messelepone.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2012Messelepone leptogenoides Dlussky and Wedmann p. 745 fig. 24

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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
Holometabola
orderHymenoptera
UnicalcaridaSchulmeister et al. 2002
suborderVespina()
suborderApocritaGerstaecker 1867
Aculeata()
superfamilyVespoidea
familyFormicidae()
subfamilyPonerinaeLepeletier de Saint-Fargeau 1835
genusMesselepone
speciesleptogenoides

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