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Genus: Platythyrea   Roger, 1863 


Classification:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

Extant: 38 species

Fossil: 6 species

Platythyrea Roger, 1863a PDF: 172. Type-species: Pachycondyla punctata, by subsequent designation of Bingham, 1903 PDF: 73. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Brown, 1975 PDF: 9 (diagnosis, global key to species); De Andrade, 2004 PDF: 650 (neotropical key to species); Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014 PDF: 48 (diagnosis, synoptic description, distribution, ecology and behavior, phylogenetic and taxonomic considerations); Cantone, 2017: 270 (brief male diagnosis)

Taxon Page Images:



Platythyrea punctata, Archbold Biological Station, Florida, USA.
Image © Alex Wild.

Distribution:

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

Afrotropical Region: Africa, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Bundibugyo, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, East, Eastern Africa, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Haut-Katanga, Iringa, Ivory Coast, Kabarole, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Kédougou, Limpopo, Matabeleland North, Middle Africa, Mozambique, Namibia, Niari, Nigeria, North West, Northern Cape, Ogooué-Maritime, Pwani, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sofala, Somalia, South Africa, Southern Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Western Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Australasia Region: Australia, Australia and New Zealand, Australian Capital Territory, Central, East Sepik, Madang, Maluku, Manus, Morobe, New Caledonia, New Ireland, New South Wales, New Zealand, Northern, Northern Territory, Oceania, Papua Barat, Papua New Guinea, Queensland, Solomon Islands, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia, Western Highlands
Indomalaya Region: Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Asia, Bangladesh, Borneo, Cambodia, Christmas Island, India, Indonesia, Jawa Barat, Karnataka, Laguna, Laos, Malaysia, Negeri Sembilan, Perak, Philippines, Sabah, Sarawak, Singapore, South-Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, Sri Lanka, Sumatera Barat, Sumatera Utara, Thailand, Vietnam, Zambales
Malagasy Region: Anjouan, Antananarivo, Antsiranana, Comoros, Europa Island, Fianarantsoa, Grande Comore, Madagascar, Mahajanga, Mayotte, Mohéli, Seychelles, Toamasina, Toliara
Nearctic Region: Florida, North America, Texas, United States
Neotropical Region: Alajuela, Amazonas, Americas, Argentina, Atlántida, Bahamas, Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Canindeyú, Caribbean, Central America, Chiapas, Chontales, Coclé, Colombia, Comayagua, Cordillera, Cortés, Costa Caribe Norte, Costa Caribe Sur, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, French Guiana, Gracias a Dios, Guadeloupe, Guanacaste, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Hato Mayor, Heredia, Honduras, Huehuetenango, Huánuco, Islas de la Bahía, Izabal, Jamaica, Limón, Los Ríos, Madre de Dios, Magdalena, Maranhão, Matagalpa, Mexico, Nacional, Napo, Nicaragua, Oaxaca, Ouest, Panama, Paraguay, Pará, Pastaza, Peru, Petén, Puerto Rico, Puntarenas, Retalhuleu, Saint Elizabeth, Saint Joseph, Saint Lucia, San José, South America, Suchitepéquez, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela, Veracruz
Oceania Region: Airai, Angaur, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Koror, Melanesia, Micronesia, Micronesia, Ngchesar, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Pohnpei, Polynesia, Samoa
Palearctic Region: China, Eastern Asia, Europe, France, Hauts-de-France, Himachal Pradesh, Northern Africa, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Western Asia, Western Europe

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Platythyrea   Yoshimura, M. & Fisher, B. L., 2007, A revision of male ants of the Malagasy region (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): Key to subfamilies and treatment of the genera of Ponerinae., Zootaxa 1654, pp. 21-40: 38, (download) 38 21365
Platythyrea 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: 172-173, (download) 172-173 4101
Platythyrea   Brown, W. L., 1975, Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. V. Ponerinae, tribes Platythyreini, Cerapachyini, Cylindromyrmecini, Acanthostichini, and Aenictogitini., Search: Agriculture; Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station 15, pp. 1-115: 6-7, (download) 6-7 6751
Platythyrea   Santschi, F., 1914, Formicidae., Voyage de Ch. Alluaud et R. Jeannel en Afrique Orientale (1911 - 1912). Résultats scientifiques. Hyménoptères 2, pp. 41-148: 46-47, (download) 46-47 8111
Platythyrea   Wheeler, W. M., 1922, The ants collected by the American Museum Congo Expedition., Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 45, pp. 39-269: 57-58, (download) 57-58 20597


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