Protonym: Forelius chenpauch
Authorship Varela-Hernández et al., 2023: 3, figs. 1, 2
Forms w.
Locality MEXICO (Chiapas, Miocene Mexican amber)
Etymology The specific epithet chenpauch means “from the amber cave” in the Tzotzil language, a name given by the local people of the Simojovel to the amber mines or pits.
Primary type information Primary type material: holotype worker. Primary type locality: Mexico: Chiapas, Simojovel, Montecristo mine, 17° 7' 45.99" N, 92°41'43" W; in amber from Mazantic and Balumtum strata (Early to middle Miocene, 15-23 Ma.). Primary type depository: UAEM. Primary type specimen: CPAL.464.
Taxa belonging to this protonym
Forelius chenpauch Species Valid Original combination