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Apis armbrusteri Zeuner 1931 (Armbruster's honey bee)

Insecta - Hymenoptera - Apidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 185144

Alternative combination: Apis (Cascapis) armbrusteri

Synonyms: Apis armbrusteri scharmanni Armbruster 1938 (no. 296053), Apis armbrusteri scheeri Armbruster 1938 (no. 296054), Apis armbrusteri scheuthlei Armbruster 1938 (no. 296055), Hauffapis scharmanni Armbruster 1938 (no. 283615), Hauffapis scheeri Armbruster 1938 (no. 283616), Hauffapis scheuthlei Armbruster 1938 (no. 283614)

Full reference: F. E. Zeuner. 1931. Die Insektenfauna des Böttinger Marmors. Fortschritte der Geologie und Palaeontologie 9:247-406

Belongs to Apis according to U. Kotthoff et al. 2011

Sister taxa: Apis (Apis), Apis (Cascapis), Apis (Priorapis), Apis (Synapis), Apis lithohermaea, Apis longitibia, Apis mellifera, Apis miocenica, Apis petrefacta, Apis vetusta, Hauffapis

Type specimens:

  • Apis armbrusteri: SMNS 64675, an exoskeleton (complete bee). Its type locality is Randeck Maar (SMNS coll), which is in a MN 5 crater lake lime mudstone in the Randeck Maar Formation of Germany.
  • Hauffapis scharmanni: Holzmaden Coll. 78, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Randeck Maar (Hauff collection), which is in a MN 5 crater lake lime mudstone in the Randeck Maar Formation of Germany.
  • Hauffapis scheeri: Herein coll., an exoskeleton.
  • Hauffapis scheuthlei: Armbruster coll. 36, an exoskeleton.

Ecology:

Average measurements (in mm): body length 15.7, forewing length 9.41, hindwing length 6.99