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Female Ancycla sp.
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Apidae
Subfamily: Apinae
Tribe: Ancylaini
Michener, 1944
  • Ancyla

Ancylaini is a tribe of apid bees. The name was fixed by an ICZN opinion to differentiate it from the Ancylini tribe of fresh-water molluscs.[1][2]


  • C. D. Michener (2000) The Bees of the World, Johns Hopkins University Press.
  1. ^ ICZN (March 2010). "Opinion 2246 (Case 3461) Ancylini Michener, 1944 (Insecta, Hymenoptera): spelling emended to Ancylaini to remove homonymy with Ancylini Rafinesque, 1815 (Mollusca, Gastropoda)". Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature. 67 (1): 116–117. doi:10.21805/bzn.v67i1.a15. S2CID 83403047. Retrieved 25 Jul 2013.
  2. ^ Engel, M. S.; Alqarni, A. S.; Shebl, M. A. (2017). "Discovery of the bee tribe Tarsaliini in Arabia (Hymenoptera: Apidae), with the description of a new species" (PDF). American Museum Novitates (3877): 1–28. doi:10.1206/3877.1. S2CID 89812681.
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