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Genus: Discothyrea   Roger, 1863 


Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2016)

Extant: 35 species

Fossil: 2 species

Discothyrea Roger, 1863a PDF: 176 . Type-species: Discothyrea testacea, by monotypy. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Genus Discothyrea references
Roger, 1863bRoger, J. 1863b. Verzeichniss der Formiciden-Gattungen und Arten. Berliner Entomologische Zeitschrift 7(Beilage):1-65. [1863-06] 128094: 21 (catalogue); Mayr, 1865Mayr, G. 1865. Formicidae. In: Novara Expedition 1865. Reise der Österreichischen Fregatte "Novara" um die Erde in den Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859. Zoologischer Theil. Bd. II. Abt. 1. Wien: K. Gerold's Sohn, 119 pp. [1865-12-14] PDF 127193: 13 (diagnosis); Cresson, 1887Cresson, E. T. 1887. Synopsis of the families and genera of the Hymenoptera of America, north of Mexico, together with a catalogue of the described species, and bibliography. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, Suppl. Vol. 1887:1-351. [1887] PDF 123936: 259 (U.S.A., catalogue); Dalla Torre, 1893Dalla Torre, K. W. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. [1893] PDF 124002: 18 (catalogue); Emery, 1911eEmery, C. 1911e. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Ponerinae. Genera Insectorum 118:1-125. [1911-09-09] PDF 124702: 51 (diagnosis, catalogue); Arnold, 1916Arnold, G. 1916. A monograph of the Formicidae of South Africa. Part II. Ponerinae, Dorylinae. Annals of the South African Museum 14:159-270. [1916-05-20] PDF 122310: 159 (diagnosis); Wheeler, 1922Wheeler, W. M. 1922. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. New York: Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 1139. 133015: 761, 762 (Afrotropical Discothyrea, Pseudosysphincta catalogues); Weber, 1939aWeber, N. A. 1939a. New ants of rare genera and a new genus of ponerine ants. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 32:91-104. [1939-03-20] PDF 129714: 99 (Neotropical species key); Chapman & Capco, 1951Chapman, J. W.; Capco, S. R. 1951. Check list of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Asia. Monographs of the Institute of Science and Technology. Manila 1:1-327. [1951] PDF 123583: 76, 77 (Asia Discothyrea, Prodiscothyrea checklists); Brown, 1958gBrown, W. L., Jr. 1958g. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. II. Tribe Ectatommini (Hymenoptera). Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 118:173-362. [1958-06] PDF 123146: 248 (review of genus); Brown, 1958hBrown, W. L., Jr. 1958h. A review of the ants of New Zealand. Acta Hymenopterologica 1:1-50. [1958-07-30] PDF 123147: 19 (New Zealand species); Kempf, 1972bKempf, W. W. 1972b. Catálogo abreviado das formigas da região Neotropical. Studia Entomologica 15:3-344. [1972-08-25] PDF 126357: 97 (Neotropical catalogue); Smith, 1979Smith, D. R. 1979. Superfamily Formicoidea. Pp. 1323-1467 in: Krombein, K. V.; Hurd, P. D.; Smith, D. R.; Burks, B. D. (eds.) 1979. Catalog of Hymenoptera in America north of Mexico. Volume 2. Apocrita (Aculeata). Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, pp. i-xvi, 1199-2209. [1979] 128659: 1339 (North America catalogue); Taylor & Brown, 1985Taylor, R. W.; Brown, D. R. 1985. Formicoidea. Zoological Catalogue of Australia 2:1-149, 306-348. [1985] 129218: 29 (Australia catalogue); Taylor, 1987aTaylor, R. W. 1987a. A checklist of the ants of Australia, New Caledonia and New Zealand (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization) Division of Entomology Report 41:1-92. [1987-06] PDF 129202: 24 (Australia, New Caledonia & New Zealand checklists); Morisita, Kubota, et al. 1989: 16 (Japan species key); Lattke, 1994Lattke, J. E. 1994. Phylogenetic relationships and classification of ectatommine ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Entomologica Scandinavica 25:105-119. [1994-03] PDF 126814: 113 (Neotropical species); Bolton, 1995aBolton, B. 1995a. A taxonomic and zoogeographical census of the extant ant taxa (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Natural History 29:1037-1056. [1995-08] PDF 122859: 1049 (census); Bolton, 1995bBolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. [1995-10] 122860: 171 (catalogue); Shattuck, 1999Shattuck, S. O. 1999. Australian ants. Their biology and identification. Collingwood, Victoria: CSIRO Publishing, xi + 226 pp. [1999-01] 132308: 184 (Australia synopsis); Bolton, 2003Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and classification of Formicidae. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 71:1-370. [2003-11-10] PDF 130789: 179 (synopsis); Sosa-Calvo & Longino, 2008Sosa-Calvo, J.; Longino, J. T. 2008. Subfamilia Proceratiinae. Pp. 219-237 in: Jiménez, E.; Fernández, F.; Arias, T.M.; Lozano-Zambrano, F. H. (eds.) 2008. Sistemática, biogeografía y conservación de las hormigas cazadoras de Colombia. Bogotá: Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt, xiv + 609 pp. [2008-12-26] [2008-12-26] PDF 132386: 223 (Colombia species key); Yoshimura & Fisher, 2009Yoshimura, M.; Fisher, B. L. 2009. A revision of male ants of the Malagasy region (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): Key to genera of the subfamily Proceratiinae. Zootaxa 2216:1-21. [2009-09-01] PDF 132689: 9 (Malagasy males diagnosis); Terayama, 2009Terayama, M. 2009. A synopsis of the family Formicidae of Taiwan (Insecta: Hymenoptera). Research Bulletin of Kanto Gakuen University. Liberal Arts 17:81-266. [2009] PDF 132431: 98 (Taiwan species key); Heterick, 2009Heterick, B. E. 2009. A guide to the ants of south-western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 76:1-206. PDF 131481: 143 (south-western Australia species key); Sarnat & Economo, 2012Sarnat, E. M.; Economo, E. P. 2012. The ants of Fiji. University of California Publications in Entomology 132:1-384. [2012-09-01] PDF 142254: 164 (Fiji species key); Xu, Burwell & Nakamura, 2014Xu, Z.; Burwell, C. J.; Nakamura, A. 2014. Two new species of the proceratiine ant genus Discothyrea Roger from Yunnan, China, with a key to the known Oriental species. Asian Myrmecology 6:33-41. PDF 142618: 34 (Indomalaya species key); Bharti, Akbar & Singh, 2015Bharti, H.; Akbar, S. A.; Singh, J. 2015. Discothyrea periyarensis sp. n., a new proceratiine ant species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Proceratiinae) from India. Caucasian Entomological Bulletin 11(1):121-124. PDF 142803: 123 (Indomalaya species key).

Taxon Page Images:

Discothyrea mixta nest, with piles of arthropod eggs of different species kept as food for the growing larvae. Kibale forest, Uganda JTL-7912.
Image © Alex Wild.


African Region: Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe
Australian Region: Australia, Barrow Island, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New Zealand, Queensland, Solomon Islands, Western Australia
Eurasian Region: China, Japan
Malagasy Region: Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles
Nearctic Region: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Texas
Neotropical Region: Argentina, Belize, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela
Pacific Islands Region: Fiji, Indonesia, Malaysia, Micronesia, Singapore
South East Asia Region: Bhutan, Borneo, India, Philippines, Taiwan, Xishuangbanna

Taxon Page Author History

On 2013-08-22 04:38:58 Zach Lieberman modified Images
On 2013-08-22 04:37:52 Zach Lieberman modified Images

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Discothyrea nov. gen  Roger, J., 1863, Die neu aufgeführten Gattungen und Arten meines Formiciden-Verzeichnisses, nebst Ergänzung einiger früher gegeben Beschreibungen., Berliner Entomologische Zeitschrift 7, pp. 131-214: 176-177, (download) 176-177 4101
Discothyrea   Zacharias, M. & Rajan, P. D., 2004, Discothyrea sringerensis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) a new ant species from India., Zootaxa 484, pp. 1-4: 2, (download) 2 20286

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