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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Hymenopterida
Ordo: Hymenoptera
Subordo: Apocrita
Superfamilia: Apoidea

Familia: Apidae
Subfamilia: Apinae
Tribus: Ericrocidini
Genus: Acanthopus
Species (2): A. excellens – A. palmatus

[Source: Catalogue of Life: 2013 Annual Checklist]

Acanthopus Klug, 1807: 199
Type species: Apis splendida Fabricius, 1793 [=Apis palmata Olivier]
Fixation: monotypy


Klug, J.C.F. 1807. Vergleichung der Gattungen der Hautflüger. Magazin für Insektenkunde 6: 189–199. BHL. Reference page.
Snelling, R.R.; Brooks, R.W. 1985: A review of the genera of cleptoparasitic bees of the tribe Ericrocini (Hymenoptera: Anthophoridae). Contributions in science, (369) full issue (PDF) Reference page.

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