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Termitidae

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Termitidae is a family of termites whose members are commonly known as the higher termites. They are evolutionarily the most specialised termite group, with their gut having a high capacity to degrade lignocellulose.

The family contains the following subfamilies:[1]

  • Termitidae Latreille, 1802
    • Subfamily Apicotermitinae Grassé & Noirot, 1954 [1955] (synonym: Indotermitidae Roonwal & Sen Sarma in Roonwal, 1958)
    • Subfamily Cubitermitinae Weidner, 1956
    • Subfamily Foraminitermitinae Holmgren, 1912 (synonym: Pseudomicrotermitinae Holmgren, 1912)
    • Subfamily Macrotermitinae Kemner, 1934, nomen protectum [ICZN 2003] (synonyms: Acanthotermitinae Sjöstedt, 1926, nomen rejiciendum [ICZN 2003]; Odontotermitini Weidner, 1956
    • Subfamily Nasutitermitinae Hare, 1937
    • Subfamily Sphaerotermitinae Engel & Krishna, 2004a
    • Subfamily Syntermitinae Engel & Krishna, 2004a (synonym: Cornitermitinae Ensaf et al., 2004, nomen nudum)
    • Subfamily Termitinae Latreille, 1802 (synonyms: Microcerotermitinae Holmgren, 1910b; Amitermitinae Kemner, 1934 (disputed); Mirocapritermitinae Kemner, 1934; Mirotermitini Weidner, 1956; Capritermitini Weidner, 1956)

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Termitidae: Brief Summary

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Termitidae is a family of termites whose members are commonly known as the higher termites. They are evolutionarily the most specialised termite group, with their gut having a high capacity to degrade lignocellulose.

The family contains the following subfamilies:

Termitidae Latreille, 1802 Subfamily Apicotermitinae Grassé & Noirot, 1954 [1955] (synonym: Indotermitidae Roonwal & Sen Sarma in Roonwal, 1958) Subfamily Cubitermitinae Weidner, 1956 Subfamily Foraminitermitinae Holmgren, 1912 (synonym: Pseudomicrotermitinae Holmgren, 1912) Subfamily Macrotermitinae Kemner, 1934, nomen protectum [ICZN 2003] (synonyms: Acanthotermitinae Sjöstedt, 1926, nomen rejiciendum [ICZN 2003]; Odontotermitini Weidner, 1956 Subfamily Nasutitermitinae Hare, 1937 Subfamily Sphaerotermitinae Engel & Krishna, 2004a Subfamily Syntermitinae Engel & Krishna, 2004a (synonym: Cornitermitinae Ensaf et al., 2004, nomen nudum) Subfamily Termitinae Latreille, 1802 (synonyms: Microcerotermitinae Holmgren, 1910b; Amitermitinae Kemner, 1934 (disputed); Mirocapritermitinae Kemner, 1934; Mirotermitini Weidner, 1956; Capritermitini Weidner, 1956)
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