Michael S. Engel

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Michael S. Engel (born 1971), U.S. invertebrate paleontologist and entomologist.

  • Professor, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, USA
  • Senior Curator, University of Kansas Natural History Museum, Lawrence, Kansas, USA
  • Research Associate, American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York, USA

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  • Smith, D. R., & Engel, M. S. 1993. Population genetics of a cooperative spider, Stegodyphus sarasinorum Karsch (Araneae: Eresidae). American Arachnology 48: 6.


  • Smith, D. R., & Engel, M. S. 1994. Population structure in an Indian cooperative spider, Stegodyphus sarasinorum Karsch (Eresidae). Journal of Arachnology 22(2): 108–113.


  • Engel, M. S. 1995a [1996]. Three new species of Caenaugochlora (Ctenaugochlora) (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). Journal of the New York Entomological Society 103(3): 281–286.
  • Engel, M. S. 1995b [1996]. The bee genus Rhectomia (Hymenoptera: Halictidae): Discovery of the male and two new species. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 103(3): 302–310.
  • Engel, M. S. 1995c [1996]. Neocorynura electra, a new fossil bee species from Dominican amber (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). Journal of the New York Entomological Society 103(3): 317–323.


  • Engel, M. S. 1996a [1997]. New augochlorine bees (Hymenoptera: Halictidae) in Dominican amber, with a brief review of fossil Halictidae. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society Supplement 69(4): 334–345.



  • Brooks, R.W. & Engel, M.S. 1998. New bees of the genus Ischnomelissa Engel, with a key to the species (Hymenoptera, Halictidae, Augochlorini). Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift 45(2): 181–189. DOI: 10.1002/mmnd.19980450207 Reference page
  • Engel, M. S. 1998a. A new species of the Baltic amber bee genus Electrapis (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research 7: 94–101.
  • Engel, M. S. 1998b. Phylogeny, classification and evolutionary ethology of the bee tribe Augochlorini (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). Ph.D. Dissertation, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.
  • Engel, M. S. 1998c. Fossil honey bees and evolution in the genus Apis (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Apidologie 29: 265–281.
  • Engel, M. S. 1998d. Comparative morphology and the phylogeny of the corbiculate bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae; Apinae). Proceedings of the 13th International Congress IUSSI, Adelaide 1998: 151.


  • Engel, M. S. 1999a. Apis poava Menge, 1856 (currently Electrapis proava; Insecta, Hymenoptera): Proposed conservation by designation of a neotype. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 56: 134–135.
  • Engel, M. S. 1999b. The first fossil Euglossa and phylogeny of the orchid bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Euglossini). American Museum Novitates 3272: 1–14.
  • Engel, M.S. 1999. The taxonomy of recent and fossil honeybees (Hymenoptera: Apidae; Apis). Journal of Hymenoptera Research 8(2): 165–196. BHL Reference page
  • Engel, M. S. 1999d. Megachile glaesaria, the first megachilid bee fossil from amber (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae). American Museum Novitates 3276: 1–13.
  • Engel, M. S. 1999e. Augochlorini Beebe, 1925 (Insecta Hymenoptera): Corrected authorship and date (not Moure, 1943). Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 56: 198.
  • Engel, M. S. 1999f. Case 3054: Augochlorini Moure, 1943 (Insecta, Hymenoptera): Proposed precedence over Oxystoglossini Schrottky, 1909. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 56(1): 19–22.
  • Engel, M. S. 1999g. A new species of the bee genus Neocorynura from the Andes of Ecuador (Hym. Halictidae, Augochlorini). Spixiana 22(2): 173–178.
  • Engel, M. S. 1999h. A new xeromelissine bee in Tertiary amber of the Dominican Republic (Hymenoptera: Colletidae). Entomol. Scand. 30: 453–458.


  • Engel, M. S. 2000a. Classification of the bee tribe Augochlorini (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 250: 1–90.
  • Engel, M. S. 2000b. A new interpretation of the oldest fossil bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae). PDF 189 Kb. American Museum Novitates 3296: 1–11.
  • Engel, M. S. 2000c. A revision of the panurgine bee genus Arhysosage (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research 9(1): 182–208.
  • Engel, M. S. 2000d. A review of the Indo-Malayan meliponine genus Lisotrigona, with two new species (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Oriental Insects 34: 229–237.
  • Engel, M. S. 2000e. Fossils and phylogeny: A paleontological perspective on social bee evolution pp. 217–224. In Bitondi, M.M.G., and K. Hartfelder (eds.), Anais do IV Encontro sobre Abelhas. Universidade de São Paulo; Ribeirao Preto, Brazil.
  • Engel, M. S. 2000f. A new Lasioglossum from the Juan Fernandez Islands (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). Revista Chilena Entomologia 27: 5–10.
  • Engel, M.S. 2000. A new Zorotypus from Peru, with notes on related Neotropical species (Zoraptera: Zorotypidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 73(1): 11–20. JSTOR Hybrid open access journal.
  • Engel, M.S. & Grimaldi, D.A. 2000. A winged Zorotypus in Miocene amber from the Dominican Republic (Zoraptera: Zorotypidae), with discussion on relationships of and within the order. Acta Geologica Hispanica 35: 149–164. Online (raco.cat), Online (revistes.ub.edu). Reference page


  • Engel, M.S. 2001. A monograph of the Baltic amber bees and evolution of the Apoidea (Hymenoptera). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 259: 1–192. DOI: 10.1206/0003-0090(2001)259<0001:AMOTBA>2.0.CO;2 Reference page
  • Engel, M. S. 2001b. Three new Habralictellus bee species from the Caribbean (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). Solenodon 1: 33–37.
  • Engel, M. S. 2001c. The first large carpenter bee from the Tertiary of North America, with a consideration of the geological history of Xylocopinae (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Transactions of the American Entomological Society 127(2): 245–254.
  • Engel, M. S. 2001d. The honey bees of Thailand (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Natural History Bulletin of the Siam Society 49(1): 113–116.
  • Engel, M. S. 2001e. Monophyly and extensive extinction of advanced eusocial bees: Insights from an unexpected Eocene diversity. PDF 396 Kb. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A. 98(4): 1661–1664.


























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