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Published: 01 September 2011
Journal of Paleontology (2011) 85 (5): 882–891.
...Bryan N. Danforth; George O. Poinar, Jr Abstract Melittosphex burmensis (Melittosphecidae) is an important apoid fossil from middle Cretaceous (∼100 Ma) amber from Myanmar (Burma). Melittosphex exhibits a combination of wasp and bee features making it an important transitional form linking bees...
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F igure  1. Holotype of  <b>Melittosphex</b> <b>burmensis</b>  Poinar and Danforth, 2006 ...
Published: 01 September 2011
F igure 1. Holotype of Melittosphex burmensis Poinar and Danforth, 2006 . 1, arrow shows propodeal projection, scale bar = 410 µm; 2, head capsule showing antennal placement and plumose hairs on vertex; 3, plumose hairs on hind femur with branches on most of shaft, scale bar = 15 µm; 4
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F igure  2.  <b>Melittosphex</b> <b>burmensis</b> .  1,  elongate, slender hind basistars...
Published: 01 September 2011
F igure 2. Melittosphex burmensis . 1, elongate, slender hind basistarsus, note dense, apparently plumose, hairs, scale bar = 100 µm. Black arrows show tibial spurs, white arrow shows region of basistarsus where strigilus would normally be visible in apoid wasps; 2, hind tibial spurs, arrow
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F igure  3.  <b>Melittosphex</b> <b>burmensis</b>.  1,  diagram of mandible, scale bar = ...
Published: 01 September 2011
F igure 3. Melittosphex burmensis. 1, diagram of mandible, scale bar = 126 µm; 2, forewing, scale bar = 230 µm.
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F igure  4.  <b>Melittosphex</b> <b>burmensi</b>.  1,  midtibial spurs, scale bar = 32 µm...
Published: 01 September 2011
F igure 4. Melittosphex burmensi. 1, midtibial spurs, scale bar = 32 µm; 2, foreleg antennal cleaner showing tibial spur (fibula) and the concave inner surface of the forebasitarsus (the stridular concavity), scale bar = 21 µm; 3, pygidial plate, scale bar = 40 µm.