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Discovery of the bee tribe Tarsaliini in Arabia (Hymenoptera, Apidae), with the description of a new species. (American Museum novitates, no. 3877)

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dc.contributor.author Engel, Michael S.
dc.contributor.author Alqarni, Abdulaziz S.
dc.contributor.author Shebl, Mohamed A.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-21T14:44:52Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-21T14:44:52Z
dc.date.issued 2017-03-20
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/6703
dc.description 28 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description.abstract The uncommonly encountered bee tribe Tarsaliini (Apinae) is recorded from the Arabian Peninsula for the first time, and based on a new species of the genus Tarsalia Morawitz. The tribes Ancylaini and Tarsaliini are diagnosed and their differences highlighted. Tarsalia kindahensis Engel, new species, is described and figured from the eastern portion of the Najd of central-eastern Saudi Arabia (Qassim and Riyadh regions). The new species is most similar to T. mimetes (Cockerell), known only from Egypt and Sudan, as well as the larger T. persica (Warncke) from Iran. These three species are morphologically and largely geographically distinct from the remainder of the genus, and are segregated into a new subgenus, Astibomelissa Engel. An updated and corrected checklist of the genera and subgenera of bees recorded from Saudi Arabia is appended. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher American Museum of Natural History. en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates;no.3877.
dc.subject Tarsalia kindahensis. en_US
dc.subject Tarsaliini. en_US
dc.subject Ancylaini. en_US
dc.subject Astibomelissa. en_US
dc.subject Apidae. en_US
dc.subject Bees. en_US
dc.subject Najd (Saudi Arabia) en_US
dc.subject Saudi Arabia. en_US
dc.title Discovery of the bee tribe Tarsaliini in Arabia (Hymenoptera, Apidae), with the description of a new species. (American Museum novitates, no. 3877) en_US
dc.title.alternative Arabian Tarsalia. en_US


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    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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