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Proplebeia dominicana Wille and Chandler 1964 (stingless bee)

Insecta - Hymenoptera - Apidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 219904

Alternative combinations: Plebeia dominicana, Trigona (Liotrigona) dominicana

Full reference: A. Wille and L. C. Chandler. 1964. A new stingless bee from the Tertiary amber of the Dominican Republic (Hymenoptera; Meliponini). Revista de Biología Tropical 12:187-195

Belongs to Proplebeia according to J. M. F. Camargo 2000

Sister taxa: Proplebeia abdita, Proplebeia tantilla, Proplebeia vetusta

Type specimen: AMNH DR-14-1178, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Dominican amber (Illinois NHS coll), which is in a Burdigalian/Langhian terrestrial amber in the Dominican Republic.

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Average measurements (in mm): body length 2.95, forewing length 2.60