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Bombus pyrenaeus  Pérez, 1879
Taxonomic Serial No.: 714987

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Bombus pyrenaeus tenuifasciatus Vogt, 1909
    Bombus lapponicus balcanicus Friese, 1922
    Bombus pyrenaeus afasciatus Dylewska, 1958
    Bombus pyrenaeus bicolor Pittioni, 1937
    Bombus pyrenaeus nigroscutellaris Pittioni, 1937
    Bombus pyrenaeus quasinigroscutellaris Pittioni, 1937
  Common Name(s):    
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
             PhylumArthropoda  – Artrópode, arthropodes, arthropods  
                SubphylumHexapoda  – hexapods  
                   ClassInsecta  – insects, hexapoda, inseto, insectes  
                      SubclassPterygota  – insects ailés, winged insects  
                         InfraclassNeoptera  – modern, wing-folding insects  
                               OrderHymenoptera  – abelha, formiga, vespa, ants, bees, wasps  
                                  SuborderApocrita  – abeilles, fourmis, guêpes véritables, narrow-waisted hymenopterans, ants, bees, true wasps  
                                        SuperfamilyApoidea  – bees, sphecoid wasps, apoid wasps  
                                           FamilyApidae  – euglossine, euglossines, honey bees, stingless bees  
                                                    GenusBombus Latreille, 1802 – Bumblebees, Bumble Bees  
                                                       SpeciesBombus pyrenaeus Pérez, 1879  

  Expert: John S. Ascher, PhD  
  Notes: Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore   
  Reference for: Bombus pyrenaeus    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Bombus - bumblebees of the world, website (version 16-Nov-06)  
  Acquired: 2006   
  Notes: Maintained by Paul Williams, and available at   
  Reference for: Bombus pyrenaeus   
  Source: Discover Life bee species guide and world checklist - Draft-54, website (version Draft-54)  
  Acquired: 2020   
  Notes: Ascher, J. S. and J. Pickering. 01 February, 2020. Discover Life bee species guide and world checklist (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila).   
  Reference for: Bombus pyrenaeus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Pérez, J.  
  Publication Date: 1879   
  Article/Chapter Title: Contribution a la Faune des Apiaires de France   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Actes de La Société Linneenne de Bordeaux, vol. 33   
  Page(s): 119-229   
  Publication Place:    
  Notes: Available at   
  Reference for: original description   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Williams, P. H.  
  Publication Date: 1998   
  Article/Chapter Title: An annotated checklist of bumble bees with an analysis of patterns of description (Hymenoptera: Apidae, Bombini)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Bulletin of the Natural History Museum (Entomology), vol. 67, no. 1   
  Page(s): 79-152   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0968-0454   
  Notes: updated at   
  Reference for: Bombus pyrenaeus   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China)  



  Comment: Bombus pyrenaeus Pérez, 1879 is an unresolved junior secondary homonym of Psithyrus pyrenaeus Lepeletier, 1832 originally described in Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 1: 366-382, and in need of a replacement name. Williams (1998) suggests that Bombus tenuifasciatus is a possible candidate for the replacement name because it is the oldest available, but that in the interest of stability due to common usage Bombus pyrenaeus Perez, 1879 should remain valid, and suppress the senior homonym (in prep)  



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