n African Entomology - Taxonomic name changes in Afrotropical bees (Hymenoptera : Apoidea)
|Article Title||Taxonomic name changes in Afrotropical bees (Hymenoptera : Apoidea)|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Author||C.D. Eardley and R.P. Urban|
|Publication Date||Mar 2006|
|Pages||161 - 174|
|Keyword(s)||Africa, Apidae, Colletidae, Halictidae, Megachilidae and Pollinator|
The compilation of a catalogue of Afrotropical bees has necessitated the publication of 359 new combinations. These were implied by changes in the generic classification made previously, but for which the new species names were never published. Homonymy resulted in five new names being proposed: Sphecodes punctiscutum Eardley & Urban, Heriades otavicus Eardley & Urban, Megachile manyara Eardley & Urban, Megachile mimeticana Eardley & Urban, Megachile mixtura Eardley & Urban.
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