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A new fossil orchid bee in Colombian copal (Hymenoptera, Apidae) ; American Museum novitates, no. 3589

Show simple item record Hinojosa-Díaz, Ismael A. en_US Engel, Michael S. en_US 2007-09-18T14:04:26Z 2007-09-18T14:04:26Z 2007 en_US
dc.description 7 p. : 2 ill. (1 col.) ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 6-7). en_US
dc.description.abstract A new fossil orchid bee, Euglossa (Euglossa) cotylisca Hinojosa-Díaz and Engel, new species (Anthophila: Apidae: Apinae: Euglossini), is described and figured from a male preserved in Quaternary copal from Santander, Colombia. The bee is the third fossil orchid bee and the first fossil bee formally described from South America. Remarks are made on the distinguishing features of the species as well as its affinity to modern species. Given the young age of the fossil and the fact that this species is not known among the modern fauna, it must be presumed that this species has become relatively recently extinct. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York, NY : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates, no. 3589 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.3589, 2007 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Euglossa (Euglossa) cotylisca. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Bees, Fossil -- Colombia -- Santander (Dept.) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Insects, Fossil -- Colombia -- Santander (Dept.) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Copal. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Quaternary -- Colombia -- Santander (Dept.) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Colombia -- Santander (Dept.) en_US
dc.title A new fossil orchid bee in Colombian copal (Hymenoptera, Apidae) ; American Museum novitates, no. 3589 en_US
dc.title.alternative Euglossa in copal en_US
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  • American Museum Novitates
    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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