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Melikertes proavus

Insecta - Hymenoptera - Apidae

Taxonomy
Apis proava was named by Menge (1856). Its type specimen is BMNH In. 18757, an exoskeleton, and it is an inclusion in amber. Its type locality is Baltic Amber, Danziger Naturkundemuseum Menge collection, which is in a Priabonian terrestrial amber in Poland.

It was recombined as Electrapis (Roussyana) proava by Zeuner and Manning (1976) and Wille (1977); it was recombined as Electrapis (Melikertes) proava by Engel (1999); it was recombined as Melikertes proavus by Engel (2001).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1856Apis proava Menge p. 26
1976Electrapis (Roussyana) proava Zeuner and Manning p. 236 figs. Pl. 3, Figs. 3, 4
1977Electrapis (Roussyana) proava Wille p. 43
1999Electrapis (Melikertes) proava Engel p. 134
2001Melikertes proavus Engel pp. 124-125

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Ecdysozoa
Panarthropoda
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
subphylumMandibulata
Pancrustacea
superclassHexapodaLatreille 1825
CercophoraBörner 1904
classInsecta
Dicondylia
Paranotalia
subclassPterygota(Brauer 1885)
RankNameAuthor
NeopterygotaCrampton 1924
infraclassNeopteraMartynov 1923
Holometabola
orderHymenoptera
UnicalcaridaSchulmeister et al. 2002
suborderVespina()
suborderApocritaGerstaecker 1867
Aculeata()
superfamilyApoidea
AnthophilaLatreille 1804
familyApidae()
subfamilyApinae()
tribeMelikertini
genusMelikertes()
speciesproavus()

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available