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Bombus cerdanyensis Dehon et al. 2014 (bumble bee)

Insecta - Hymenoptera - Apidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 308930

Full reference: M. Dehon, T. De Meulemeester, and M. S. Engel. 2014. Taxonomic names, in Wing shape of four new bee fossils (Hymenoptera: Anthophila) provides insights to bee evolution. PLoS One 9(10):e108865

Belongs to Bombus according to M. Dehon et al. 2014

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

Type specimen: Its type locality is Bellver-en-Cerdaņa (MNHN collection), which is in a Vallesian lacustrine diatomite in Spain

Ecology:

Average measurements (in mm): forewing 13.2 x 4.6