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Genus: Discothyrea   Roger, 1863 


Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

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, 1863b: 21 (catalogue); Mayr, 1865 PDF: 13 (diagnosis); Cresson, 1887 PDF: 259 (U.S.A., catalogue); Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 18 (catalogue); Emery, 1911e PDF: 51 (diagnosis, catalogue); Arnold, 1916 PDF: 159 (diagnosis); Wheeler, 1922: 761, 762 (Afrotropical Discothyrea, Pseudosysphincta catalogues); Weber, 1939a PDF: 99 (Neotropical species key); Chapman & Capco, 1951 PDF: 76, 77 (Asia Discothyrea, Prodiscothyrea checklists); Brown, 1958g PDF: 248 (review of genus); Brown, 1958h PDF: 19 (New Zealand species); Kempf, 1972b PDF: 97 (Neotropical catalogue); Smith, 1979: 1339 (North America catalogue); Taylor & Brown, 1985: 29 (Australia catalogue); Taylor, 1987a PDF: 24 (Australia, New Caledonia & New Zealand checklists); Morisita, Kubota, et al. 1989: 16 (Japan species key); Lattke, 1994 PDF: 113 (Neotropical species); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1049 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 171 (catalogue); Shattuck, 1999: 184 (Australia synopsis); Bolton, 2003 PDF: 179 (synopsis); Sosa-Calvo & Longino, 2008 PDF: 223 (Colombia species key); Yoshimura & Fisher, 2009 PDF: 9 (Malagasy males diagnosis); Terayama, 2009 PDF: 98 (Taiwan species key); Heterick, 2009 PDF: 143 (south-western Australia species key); Sarnat & Economo, 2012 PDF: 164 (Fiji species key); Xu, Burwell & Nakamura, 2014 PDF: 34 (Indomalaya species key); Bharti, Akbar & Singh, 2015 PDF: 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.


   Genus is native to: Afrotropical, Australasia, Indomalaya, Malagasy, Nearctic, Neotropical, Oceania, Palearctic bioregions (based on species list records).

Afrotropical Region: Africa, Angola, Ashanti, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, East, Eastern Africa, Eastern Cape, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kabarole, Kakamega, Kenya, Kilifi, KwaZulu-Natal, Liberia, Middle Africa, Mozambique, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape, Ogooué-Maritime, Sangha-Mbaéré, South, South Africa, South-West, Southern Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Western, Western Africa, Western Cape, Woleu-Ntem, Zimbabwe
Australasia Region: Australia, Australia and New Zealand, Australian Capital Territory, Central, Eastern Highlands, Guadalcanal, Malaita, Morobe, National Capital, New Caledonia, New South Wales, New Zealand, Northern, Northern Territory, Oceania, Papua New Guinea, Queensland, Solomon Islands, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia, Western Highlands
Indomalaya Region: Asia, Bhutan, Borneo, Brunei, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Sabah, Singapore, South-Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, Taiwan, Yunnan
Malagasy Region: Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles
Nearctic Region: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North America, North Carolina, Texas, United States
Neotropical Region: Alajuela, Americas, Aragua, Argentina, Belize, Brazil, Caribbean, Cartago, Central America, Chiapas, Colombia, Colón, Costa Caribe Norte, Costa Rica, Cuba, Darién, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guatemala, Guyana, Heredia, Honduras, Islas de la Bahía, Itapúa, Jinotega, Lara, Limón, Mexico, Minas Gerais, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puntarenas, Quiché, Sacatepéquez, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San José, San Marcos, Santa Catarina, South America, Suriname, Tolima, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela
Oceania Region: Fiji, Melanesia, Micronesia, Micronesia
Palearctic Region: China, Eastern Asia, Japan

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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