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Bombus vetustus Rasnitsyn and Michener 1991 (bumble bee)

Insecta - Hymenoptera - Apidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 205861

B. vetustus, hoiotype, outlines corresponding to Fig. 1 and 2. The scale line represents 1 em
B. vetustus, holotype. part and counterpart impressions. (1 ) Dorsal and right side view of the fossil. (2) Ventral and left side view.

Full reference: A. P. Rasnitsyn and C. D. Michener. 1991. Miocene fossil bumble bee from the Soviet Far East with comments on the chronology and distribution of fossil bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 84(6):583-589

Belongs to Bombus according to A. P. Rasnitsyn and C. D. Michener 1991

Sister taxa: Bombus (Bombus), Bombus (Cullumanobombus), Bombus abavus, Bombus anacolus, Bombus cerdanyensis, Bombus coironensis, Bombus crassipes, Bombus dilectus, Bombus florissantensis, Bombus luianus, Bombus pristinus, Bombus proavus

Type specimen: PIN 2054/229, an exoskeleton (whole bee). Its type locality is Botchi (PIN collection 2054), which is in a Miocene lacustrine - small diatomite in the Botchi Formation of the Russian Federation.

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Average measurements (in mm): body length 16.0, forewing length 10.4