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Cretotrigona prisca Michener and Grimaldi 1988 (bee)

Insecta - Hymenoptera - Apidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 214589

Alternative combination: Trigona prisca

Full reference: C. D. Michener and D. A. Grimaldi. 1988. A Trigona from Late Cretaceous Amber of New Jersey (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Meliponinae). American Museum Novitates 2917:1-10

Belongs to Cretotrigona according to M. S. Engel 2000

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: AMNH C88720, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is New Jersey amber, Delaware River, Kinkora, which is in a Maastrichtian terrestrial amber in New Jersey.


Average measurements (in mm): body length 5.00, hind tibia length 2.50