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Gerontoformica occidentalis

Insecta - Hymenoptera - Formicidae

Taxonomy
Sphecomyrmodes occidentalis was named by Perrichot et al. (2007). Its type specimen is MNHN FRS 4.4, an exoskeleton, and it is an inclusion in amber. Its type locality is Charentese Amber, Fouras (MNHN collection), which is in a Cenomanian terrestrial amber in France.

It was recombined as Gerontoformica occidentalis by Barden and Grimaldi (2016).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2007Sphecomyrmodes occidentalis Perrichot et al. p. 95 fig. 3,4
2012Sphecomyrmodes occidentalis Bolton
2016Gerontoformica occidentalis Barden and Grimaldi

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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()
genusGerontoformica
speciesoccidentalis()

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