Parastylotermes

Name: Parastylotermes ‭(‬near Stylotermes‭)‬.
Phonetic: Pah-rah-sty-lo-ter-meez.
Named By: Thomas E.‭ ‬Snyder & Alfred E.‭ ‬Emerson‭ ‬-‭ ‬1949.
Classification: Arthropoda,‭ ‬Insecta,‭ ‬Blattodea,‭ ‬Stylotermitidae.
Species: P.‭ ‬robustus‭ (‬type‭)‬,‭ ‬P.‭ ‬calico,‭ ‬P.‭ ‬frazieri,‭ ‬P.‭ ‬krishnai,‭ ‬P.‭ ‬washingtonensis.
Diet: Detritivore.
Size: Wings up to‭ ‬11.5‭ ‬millimetres long.
Known locations: India.‭ ‬Russia.‭ ‬USA,‭ ‬California‭ ‬-‭ ‬Barstow Formation and Plush Ranch Formation,‭ ‬Washington‭ ‬-‭ ‬Latah Formation.
Time period: Ypresian of the Eocene through to the Serravallian of the Miocene.‭
Fossil representation: Many individuals.

       Parastylotermes is a genus of termite that is known to have lived in both Eurasia and North America.‭ ‬So far,‭ ‬Eurasian species of Parastylotermes are known to have lived during the Eocene period,‭ ‬while the North American examples are from the later Miocene period.‭ ‬Specimens of Parastylotermes are so far from imago stage individuals,‭ ‬which are the flying ones that had left the main colony to spread out into new areas.‭ ‬Though some actual bodies are known,‭ ‬many of these specimens are just from isolated wings that have broken off the main body.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Catalog of the termites‭ (‬Isoptera‭) ‬of the world.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections‭ ‬112:‭ ‬366.‭ ‬-‭ ‬T.‭ ‬E.‭ ‬Snyder‭ ‬-‭ ‬1949.
-‭ ‬A new fossil termite,‭ ‬Parastylotermes frazieri,‭ ‬from California‭ (‬Isoptera,‭ ‬Rhinotermitidae‭)‬.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington‭ ‬57‭ (‬2‭)‬:‭ ‬79‭–‬80.‭ ‬-‭ ‬T.‭ ‬E.‭ ‬Snyder‭ ‬-‭ ‬1955.
-‭ ‬Fossil arthropods of California.‭ ‬No.‭ ‬21.‭ ‬Termites from Calico Mountains nodules.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences‭ ‬575‭ (‬1‭)‬:‭ ‬13‭–‬24.‭ ‬-‭ ‬W.‭ ‬D.‭ ‬Pierce‭ ‬-‭ ‬1958.
-‭ ‬Tertiary fossil species of the Rhinotermitidae‭ (‬Isoptera‭)‬,‭ ‬phylogeny of genera,‭ ‬and reciprocal phylogeny of associated Flagellata‭ (‬Protozoa‭) ‬and the Staphylinidae‭ (‬Coleoptera‭)‬.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History‭ ‬146‭ (‬3‭)‬:‭ ‬243‭–‬304.‭ ‬-‭ ‬A.‭ ‬E.‭ ‬Emerson‭ ‬-‭ ‬1971.
-‭ ‬Biogeographic and evolutionary implications of a diverse paleobiota in amber from the early Eocene of India.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America‭ ‬107‭ (‬43‭)‬:‭ ‬18360‭–‬18365.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Jes Rusta,‭ ‬Hukam Singh,‭ ‬Rajendra S.‭ ‬Rana,‭ ‬Tom McCann,‭ ‬Lacham Singh,‭ ‬Ken Andersond,‭ ‬Nivedita Sarkar,‭ ‬Paul C.‭ ‬Nascimbenef,‭ ‬Frauke Stebner,‭ ‬Jennifer C.‭ ‬Thomas,‭ ‬Monica Solórzano Kraemera,‭ ‬Christopher J.‭ ‬Williams,‭ ‬Michael S.‭ ‬Engel,‭ ‬Ashok Sahnie‭ & ‬David Grimaldif‭ ‬-‭ ‬2010.
-‭ ‬The termites of Early Eocene Cambay amber,‭ ‬with the earliest record of the Termitidae‭ (‬Isoptera‭)‬.‭ ‬-‭ ‬ZooKeys‭ ‬148:‭ ‬105‭–‬123.‭ ‬-‭ ‬M.‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Engel,‭ ‬D.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Grimaldi,‭ ‬P.‭ ‬C.‭ ‬Nascimbene‭ & ‬H.‭ ‬Singh‭ ‬-‭ ‬2011.






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