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Species: Platythyrea parallela   (Smith, 1859) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Ponera parallela Smith, 1859a PDF: 143 (w.) INDONESIA (Aru I.). Indomalaya. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Platythyrea: Donisthorpe, 1932c PDF: 454.
Senior synonym of Platythyrea aruana, Platythyrea coxalis, Platythyrea pusilla: Wilson, 1958c PDF: 151; of Platythyrea pacifica: Wilson & Taylor, 1967b PDF: 20; of Platythyrea annamita, Platythyrea australis, Platythyrea cephalotes, Platythyrea ceylonensis, Platythyrea cylindrica, Platythyrea egena, Platythyrea inconspicua, Platythyrea javana, Platythyrea parva, Platythyrea philippinensis, Platythyrea pulchella, Platythyrea sechellensis, Platythyrea subtilis, Platythyrea tritschleri, Platythyrea victoriae, Platythyrea wroughtonii: Brown, 1975 PDF: 8.

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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Seychelles
    Asia: Borneo, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam
    Oceania: Australia, Fiji, Micronesia, New Zealand, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Australasia, Indomalaya, Malagasy, Oceania
  Native to (according to species list records):
    Australasia, Indomalaya bioregions

Distribution Notes:

MALAGASY:-, Indonesia, Seychelles Is, India, Vietnam, Australia, Sri Lanka, West Malaysia, Sumatra, Singapore, Java, Philippines, Borneo, western ghats kerala


Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 20 times found in Rainforest, 9 times found in Dry sclerophyll, 3 times found in Pandanus & Casaurina forest, 1 times found in Davis-sifting & incidentals ~ 1 hr. secondary forest, just off dirt rd.; nest of funny poneroid in big log., 2 times found in Sandstone scrub, 2 times found in degraded coastal hill forest on granite, 2 times found in Wet sclerophyll, 2 times found in Lowland rainforest, 1 times found in relic rainforest, 1 times found in 2° wet forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 6 times on tree, 5 times malaise trap, 3 times ground strays, 1 times nest under bark Cucujid stage - log, 2 times leaf and log litter, 2 times on tree trunk, 1 times on rotten log, 1 times on mossy rock, 1 times on low vegetation, 1 times on log 10.30am, 1 times on gnarled tree trunk, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 7 times M, 5 times Pitfall, 3 times Davis sifting>hand collected|aspirator, 3 times Berlesate, 2 times search, 1 times fog sample, 1 times hand collected|aspirator>bait trap|peanut butter, maple syrup, 1 times Malaise trap, 1 times malaise trap/ethanol, 1 times Pyrethrum, 1 times Pyrethrum knockdown, ...

Elevations: collected from 10 - 1200 meters, 411 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Platythyrea parva: casent0900571; Holotype of Platythyrea wroughtoni sechellensis: casent0102278; syntype of Platythyrea ceylonensis: casent0900570; syntype of Platythyrea inconspicua: casent0915904; syntype of Platythyrea melancholica aruana: casent0916798; syntype of Platythyrea pulchella: casent0915149; syntype of Platythyrea pusilla pacifica: casent0915150; syntype of Platythyrea coxalis: casent0903800; syntype of Platythyrea coxalis annamita: casent0907113; syntype of Platythyrea coxalis javana: casent0907114; syntype of Platythyrea coxalis tritschleri: casent0907115; syntype of Platythyrea pusilla: casent0903801; syntype of Platythyrea pusilla australis: casent0907116; syntype of Platythyrea subtilis: casent0903802; syntype of Platythyrea wroughtoni victoriae: casent0907125; syntype of Platythyrea wroughtonii: casent0907119; type of Platythyrea cephalotes: focol0854; type of Platythyrea coxalis: focol0847, focol0848, focol0849; type of Platythyrea coxalis var. cylindrica: focol0853; type of Platythyrea coxalis var. philippinensis: focol0852; type of Platythyrea pusilla var. egena: focol0850, focol0851

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