Proplebeia dominicana Wille and Chandler 1964 (stingless bee)

Insecta - Hymenoptera - Apidae

Alternative combinations: Plebeia dominicana, Trigona (Liotrigona) dominicana

Full reference: A. Wille and L. C. Chandler. 1964. A new stingless bee from the Tertiary amber of the Dominican Republic (Hymenoptera; Meliponini). Revista de BiologĂ­a Tropical 12:187-195

Belongs to Proplebeia according to J. M. F. Camargo 2000

See also Michener and Poinar 1996, Morris 1976, Moure and Camargo 1978, Wille 1977, Wille and Chandler 1964 and Zeuner and Manning 1976

Sister taxa: Proplebeia abdita, Proplebeia tantilla, Proplebeia vetusta

Type specimen: AMNH DR-14-1178, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Dominican amber (Illinois NHS coll), which is in a Burdigalian/Langhian terrestrial amber in the Dominican Republic.

Ecology:

Distribution:

• Miocene of the Dominican Republic (3 collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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