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Species: Platythyrea lamellosa   (Roger, 1860) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Ponera lamellosa Roger, 1860 PDF: 295 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Platythyrea: Roger, 1863a PDF: 173.
Senior synonym of Platythyrea grisea: Forel, 1913b PDF: 307; of Platythyrea longinoda, Platythyrea rhodesiana, Platythyrea suturalis: Brown, 1975 PDF: 8.

Taxon Page Images:

© Ricky Taylor; Uthungulu, KwaZulu-Natal


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

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 5 times found in Sclerocarya - Bolusanthus Open Woodland (in Sekhukhune Mountain Bushveld), 1 times found in Nest in deep Kalahari sand soil, 5 times found in Euclea-Seersia Open Shrubland (in Sekhukhune Plains Bushveld), 3 times found in Lydenburgia - Euclea Open Woodland (in Sekhukhune Mountain Bushveld), 3 times found in Kathu Bushveld; Acacia erioloba woodland, 1 times found in Central Sandy Bushveld, 1 times found in Sclerocarya-Boscia-Acacia tortilis Open to Closed Woodland Mosaic, 1 times found in Calcrete-rich Ohrigstad Mountain Bushveld, 1 times found in Protea - Tristachya Open Woodland (in Sekhukhune Mountain Bushveld).

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times sand by hand.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 9 times Hand collected, 9 times Pitfall trap, 2 times Pitfall trap, 5 days, 1 times Panga pan, 1 times Sweep netting.

Elevations: collected from 100 - 1255 meters, 982 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Platythyrea lamellosa: casent0907105; syntype of Platythyrea lamellosa rhodesiana: casent0907106; syntype of Platythyrea lamellosa suturalis: casent0907104; syntype of Sima aethiops grisea: casent0907107; type of Ponera lamellosa: focol0842

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