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Provedor de dados:  Zoologia
País:  Brazil
Título:  Higher-level bee classifications (Hymenoptera, Apoidea, Apidae sensu lato)
Autores:  Melo,Gabriel A. R.
Gonçalves,Rodrigo B.
Data:  2005-03-01
Ano:  2005
Palavras-chave:  Aculeata
Family-group names
Apoid wasps
Resumo:  A higher-level classification of bees, in which the entire group is treated as a single family - the Apidae - is advocated here. A total of seven subfamilies, 51 tribes and 27 subtribes are recognized. These subfamilies correspond to the families adopted in the traditional classification. Although the proposed changes do not involve any major rearrangement, basically only changing the rank given to the main groups, the new system makes the classification of bees more consistent with that adopted for other major groups of aculeate Hymenoptera. It also departs from the 19th century practice, perpetuated in the traditional classification, of giving family-status to the main groups of bees. A correspondence table associating the taxon names used in the current traditional classification with those of the revised classification is presented. Scrapterini new tribe (type-genus Scrapter Lepeletier & Serville) is proposed to accommodate the southern African genus Scrapter.
Tipo:  Info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Idioma:  Inglês
Editor:  Sociedade Brasileira de Zoologia
Relação:  10.1590/S0101-81752005000100017
Formato:  text/html
Fonte:  Revista Brasileira de Zoologia v.22 n.1 2005
Direitos:  info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess

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