Apidologie 31 (2000) 431-436
A new augochlorine bee species in Tertiary amber from the Dominican Republic (Hymenoptera:
Michael S. Engel -
Molly G. Rightmyer
Department of Entomology, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street,
New York, NY 10024-5192, USA
(Received 10 August 1999; revised 16 November 1999; accepted 24 November 1999)
A new species of the bee genus Oligochlora Engel is described and figured from two females preserved
in a single piece of Miocene Dominican amber. The species is proposed as Oligochlora marquettorum
Engel & Rightmyer sp. nov., and is the fourth member of this extinct genus of the tribe Augochlorini.
Apoidea / Miocene / Oligochlora / paleontology / extinct species / taxonomy
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