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Xylocopa friesei Statz 1936 (large carpenter bee)

Insecta - Hymenoptera - Apidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 234602

Full reference: G. Statz. 1936. Ueber alte und neue fossile Hymenopterenfunde aus den Tertiaren Ablagerungen von Rott am Siebengebirge. Decheniana 93:256-312

Belongs to Xylocopa according to F. E. Zeuner and F. J. Manning 1976

Sister taxa: Xylocopa atavus, Xylocopa celineae, Xylocopa diatoma, Xylocopa gabrielae, Xylocopa hydrobiae, Xylocopa jurinei, Xylocopa obata, Xylocopa senilis, Xylocopa veta

Type specimen: LACMIP 3922, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Rott (Statz coll), which is in a MP 30 lacustrine - large shale in the Rott Formation of Germany.

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Average measurements (in mm): forewing length 16.0