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January 17, 2021, 2:36 am UTC    
February 15, 2020 10:38PM
Fossilized insect from 100 million years ago is oldest record
of primitive bee with pollen, Oregon State University, February 12, 2020
[www.sciencedaily.com]

Fossilized insect from 100 million years ago is oldest
record of primitive bee with pollen, Oregon State University
[today.oregonstate.edu]

The paper is:

Poinar Jr, G., 2020. Discoscapidae fam. nov.(Hymenoptera:
Apoidea), a new family of stem lineage bees with associated
beetle triungulins in mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber.
Palaeodiversity, 12(1), pp.1-9.
[bioone.org]

At related open access paper is:

Genise, J.F., Bellosi, E.S., Sarzetti, L.C., Krause, J.M.,
Dinghi, P.A., Sánchez, M.V., Umazano, A.M., Puerta, P.,
Cantil, L.F. and Jicha, B.R., 2020. 100 Ma sweat bee nests:
Early and rapid co-diversification of crown bees and
flowering plants. PloS one, 15(1), p.e0227789.
[journals.plos.org]

Yours,

Paul H.

"The past is never dead. It's not even past."
William Faulkner, Act 1, Scene III, Requiem for a Nun (1951)
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Fossil bee found in mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber

Paul H. February 15, 2020 10:38PM



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