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1 April 2010 The Identity and Neotype of Trigona laeviceps Smith (Hymenoptera: Apidae)
Claus Rasmussen, Charles D. Michener
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Recognizable type material of Trigona laeviceps Smith, 1857, has not been found. A neotype from the correct type locality, Singapore, is here designated. It is a specimen of the smaller form commonly included in T. laeviceps, and is the same species as the false holotype previously recognized. Trigona fuscobalteata Cameron, 1908, is not a synonym of T. laeviceps as has been proposed. The name T. valdezi Cockerell, 1918, or possibly T. testaceitarsis Cameron, 1901, may be appropriate for a larger form commonly included in T. laeviceps. A lectotype and two paralectotypes are designated for T. testaceitarsis.

Claus Rasmussen and Charles D. Michener "The Identity and Neotype of Trigona laeviceps Smith (Hymenoptera: Apidae)," Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 83(2), 129-133, (1 April 2010).
Accepted: 1 January 2010; Published: 1 April 2010
International Code of Zoological Nomenclature
south-east Asia
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