Apis nearctica

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Apis nearctica
Temporal range: Middle Miocene
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Apidae
Genus: Apis
Subgenus: Cascapis
Species: A. nearctica
Binomial name
Apis nearctica
Engel, Hinojosa-Díaz & Rasnitsyn, 2009

Apis nearctica is an extinct species of honey bee which existed in what is now the United States, during the middle Miocene period. It was described by Michael S. Engel, Ismael A. Hinojosa-Díaz, and Alexandr P. Rasnitsyn in 2009, and is the first fossil honey bee described from the New World.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Michael S. Engel, Ismael A. Hinojosa-Díaz & Alexandr P. Rasnitsyn (2009). "A honey bee from the Miocene of Nevada and the biogeography of Apis (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Apini)" (PDF). Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences. 4 60 (3): 23–38.