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Genus: Platythyrea   Roger, 1863 


Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 39 valid species

Fossil: 6 valid species

Platythyrea Roger, 1863a PDF: 172. Type-species: Platythyrea 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 PDF: 270 (brief male diagnosis); Phengsi et al., 2018 10.3897/zookeys.729.21378 PDF: 98 (southeast Asian key to species)

Taxon Page Images:

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


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Europa Island, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Mayotte, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    Americas: Argentina, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, United States, Venezuela
    Asia: Borneo, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam
    Europe: France
    Oceania: Australia, Fiji, Micronesia, New Zealand, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Australasia, Indomalaya, Malagasy, Nearctic, Neotropical, Oceania, Palearctic
  Native biogeographic regions (according to species list records):
    Afrotropical, Australasia, Indomalaya, Malagasy, Nearctic, Neotropical, Oceania, Palearctic

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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