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Catalogue of Afrotropical Bees

Latest version published by Agricultural Research Council on Jul 6, 2016 Agricultural Research Council

The purpose of this catalogue is to list the valid names, nomenclatorial history of, and references citing, the described bees of sub-saharan Africa and the western Indian Ocean islands, excluding the honey bee (Apis mellifera Linnaeus). The countries in which species occur are listed, as well as the type specimens/species of species/genera. Some ecological information is provided, namely flowers visited, plants used as nests, parasitic bees and host bees.

Data Records

The data in this checklist resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 8,030 records.

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Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Agricultural Research Council. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: da38f103-4410-43d1-b716-ea6b1b92bbac.  Agricultural Research Council publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by South African Biodiversity Information Facility.




Who created the resource:

Connal Eardley
Agricultural Research Council Pretoria ZA +27128088250

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Willem Coetzer
South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity Somerset Street 6139 Grahamstown Eastern cape ZA +27466035841

Who filled in the metadata:

Willem Coetzer
South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity Somerset Street 6139 Grahamstown Eastern cape ZA +27466035841

Geographic Coverage

Afrotropical Region

Bounding Coordinates South West [-35.91, -20.55], North East [22.14, 53.95]

Taxonomic Coverage


Superfamily  Apoidea

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers da38f103-4410-43d1-b716-ea6b1b92bbac