Full reference: A. P. Rasnitsyn and C. D. Michener. 1991. Miocene fossil bumble bee from the Soviet Far East with comments on the chronology and distribution of fossil bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 84(6):583-589
Sister taxa: Bombus (Bombus), Bombus (Cullumanobombus), Bombus abavus, Bombus anacolus, Bombus cerdanyensis, Bombus coironensis, Bombus crassipes, Bombus dilectus, Bombus florissantensis, Bombus luianus, Bombus pristinus, Bombus proavus
Type specimen: PIN 2054/229, an exoskeleton (whole bee). Its type locality is Botchi (PIN collection 2054), which is in a Miocene lacustrine - small diatomite in the Botchi Formation of the Russian Federation.
Distribution: found only at Botchi (PIN collection 2054)
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