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Kalotermes fossus Zhang et al. 1994 (termite)

Insecta - Blattodea - Kalotermitidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 257190

Full reference: J. Zhang, B. Sun, and X. Zhang. 1994. Miocene insects and spiders from Shanwang, Shandong 1-298

Belongs to Kalotermes according to K. Krishna et al. 2013

Sister taxa: Calotermes (Calotermes), Calotermes bosniaskii, Kalotermes disruptus, Kalotermes nigellus, Kalotermes nigritus, Kalotermes nisus, Kalotermes oeningensis, Kalotermes piacentinii, Kalotermes rhenanus

Type specimen: Its type locality is Shanwang, Linqu County, collection SK (Shanwang Fossil Protection Post coll.), which is in a Burdigalian lacustrine - large mudstone in the Shanwang Formation of China


Average measurements (in mm): body 17.3 x 4.0, forewing 23.0 x 6.8