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Menatorhis elegans

Insecta - Coleoptera - Curculionidae

Taxonomy
Balaninus elegans was named by Piton (1940). Its type specimen is MNHN R07010, an exoskeleton, and it is a compression fossil. Its type locality is Menat (Piton collection), which is in a Thanetian crater lake diatomite in the Menat Formation of France. It is the type species of Menatorhis.

It was recombined as Curculio elegans by Legalov (2015); it was recombined as Menatorhis elegans by Legalov et al. (2017).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1940Balaninus elegans Piton pp. 197-198 fig. 63
2015Curculio elegans Legalov p. 1490
2017Menatorhis elegans Legalov et al. p. 254 fig. 3A,C

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Ecdysozoa
Panarthropoda
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
subphylumMandibulata
Pancrustacea
superclassHexapodaLatreille 1825
Cercofilata
classInsecta
Dicondylia
Paranotalia
subclassPterygota()
NeopterygotaCrampton 1924
RankNameAuthor
infraclassNeopteraMartynov 1923
Holometabola
Aparaglossata
Coleopterida
orderColeoptera
suborderPolyphagaEmery 1886
infraorderCucujiformiaLameere 1938
Phytophaga
superfamilyCurculionoidea
familyCurculionidae()
subfamilyCurculioninae
tribeCurculionini
subtribeCurculionina
genusMenatorhis
specieselegans()

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