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Kalotermes piacentinii Piton and Théobald 1937 (termite)

Insecta - Blattodea - Kalotermitidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 277613

Alternative combination: Termopsis piacentinii

Full reference: L. Piton and N. Théobald. 1937. Les lignites et schistes bitumineux de Menat (Puy-de-Dôme). II: Les insectes fossiles de Menat. Revue des Sciences Naturelles d'Auvergne 3(2):76-88

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

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

Type specimen: MNHN.F.R07027, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Menat (Piacentini coll.), which is in a Thanetian crater lake diatomite in the Menat Formation of France.

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Average measurements (in mm): body length 16.5, wing 17.5 x 5.4