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Species: Discothyrea traegaordhi   Santschi, 1914 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Discothyrea traegaordhi Santschi, 1914e: 3 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Afrotropic. Primary type information: HOLOTYPE, pinned worker, SOUTH AFRICA Natal, Pietermaritzburg, 21.III.1905 (I. Trägårdh) (not in NHMB, apparently lost). NEOTYPE, by present designation, pinned worker, SOUTH AFRICA, KwaZulu-Natal, Town Bush, near Pietermaritzburg [−29.5616, 30.323], 900 m, native forest, 20.I.1977 (W.L. & D.E. Brown) (BMNH: CASENT0790122) AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Status as species: Wheeler, 1922: 761; Arnold, 1926 PDF: 198; Smith & Wing, 1955 PDF: 107; Brown, 1958g PDF: 253, 340; Bolton, 1995b: 172; Hita Garcia et al., 2019 10.1093/isd/ixz015 PDF: 72 (redescription).


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: South Africa
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 4 times found in coastal forest, 3 times found in montane rainforest, 1 times found in indigenous forest ravine, 1 times found in riverine.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 3 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood).

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times MW 25 sample transect, 5m, 2 times Winkler extr. leaf litter, 2 times Winkler extraction leaf litter, 1 times Berlese funnel litter sample, 1 times general collecting, 1 times W 1 large mixed sample.

Elevations: collected from 160 - 1420 meters, 740 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1915-05-01 and 2001-03-17

Type specimens: syntype of Discothyrea traegaordhi: casent0915310

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