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Ginormotermes rex Engel et al. 2016 (termite)

Insecta - Blattodea

PaleoDB taxon number: 337137

Alternative combination: Gigantotermes rex

Full reference: M. S. Engel, P. Barden, and D. A. Grimaldi. 2016. Systematic paleontology, in Morphologically specialized termite castes and advanced sociality in the Early Cretaceous. Current Biology 26:522-530

Belongs to Ginormotermes according to M. S. Engel et al. 2016

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: AMNH BU-TJ001, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Burmese amber (AMNH collection), which is in a Cenomanian terrestrial amber in Myanmar.


Average measurements (in mm): body 19.0 x 3.6