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Anthophora subterranea  Germar, 1826
Taxonomic Serial No.: 763258

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s):    
  Valid Name: Anthophora canescens Brullé, 1832
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: invalid - nomen dubium   
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - minimum standards met  

  Expert: John S. Ascher, PhD  
  Notes: Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore   
  Reference for: Anthophora subterranea    
  Expert: Michael C. Orr, PhD  
  Notes: Postdoctoral Fellow, Key Laboratory of Zoological Systematics, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing   
  Reference for: Anthophora subterranea    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Atlas of the European Bees - Anthophora, website (version 1-2014)  
  Acquired: 2020   
  Notes: Rasmont, P. 2014. Atlas of the European Bees: 1st Edition. STEP Project, Atlas Hymenoptera, Mons, Gembloux.   
  Reference for: Anthophora subterranea   
  Source: World Bee Checklist Project, manuscript (version 13-Dec-07)  
  Acquired: 2007   
  Notes: John Ascher, Connal Eardley, Terry Griswold, Gabriel Melo, Andrew Polaszek, Michael Ruggiero, Paul Williams, Ken Walker, and Natapot Warrit. Additional credits noted at:   
  Reference for: Anthophora subterranea   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Brooks, Robert W.  
  Publication Date: 1988   
  Article/Chapter Title: Systematics and Phylogeny of the Anthophorine Bees (Hymenoptera: Anthophoridae; Anthophorini)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The University of Kansas Science Bulletin, vol. 53, no. 9   
  Page(s): 436-575   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0022-8850   
  Notes: Available at   
  Reference for: Anthophora subterranea   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Germar, E. F.  
  Publication Date: 1826   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Fauna Insectorum Europae, vol. 12   
  Page(s): 25 tables   
  Publisher: Halae, Impensis Car. Aug. Kümelii   
  Publication Place:    
  Notes: Available at   
  Reference for: Anthophora subterranea   

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  Comment: In his 1988 "Systematics and Phylogeny of the Anthophorine Bees", Brooks lists A. (Anthophora) subterranea Germar, 1826 on page 460 as a species included in the Melanognatha Species Group; and on page 557, in reference to his designated Neotype: Megilla subterranea, he states "There is almost no recognizable remnant of Germar's material in the museums at Berlin, [etc.]...In Paris I found material which is topotypical, agrees well with the original description and may even be type material of Germar's." The epithet with taxon author and year "subterranea Germar, 1826, An" also appears on page 573 of Appendix 3 (where he defines the suffixes 'Am' for Amegilla and 'An' for Anthophora)  
    Anthophora subterranea Germar, 1926 nomen dubium is a senior primary homonym of Anthophora subterranea Gistel, 1850 nomen dubium (both now as Anthophora canescens Brullé, 1832 (TSN 762867))  



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