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A Miocene termite nest from southern Argentina and its paleoclimatological implications

Ichnos

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Abstract

A Miocene termitarium attributable to the extant termite Syntermes (Isoptera: Termitidae, Nasutitermitinae) is the first fossil termite nest reported from South America and possibly the oldest record of the Isoptera from that continent. A new ichnogenus and ichnospecies, Syntermesichnus fontanae, is proposed for this distinctive trace fossil. It differs from nests constructed by other members of the Nasutitermitinae in its architectural organization and its large size. -from Authors

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
A Miocene termite nest from southern Argentina and its paleoclimatological implications
Series title:
Ichnos
Volume
1
Issue:
2
Year Published:
1990
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Ichnos
First page:
73
Last page:
79
Number of Pages:
7