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Genus: Platythyrea   Roger, 1863 


Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2016)

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)

Taxon Page Images:

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


Afrotropical Region: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Australasia Region: Australia, Barrow Island, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands
Indomalaya Region: Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Bangladesh, Borneo, Christmas Island, Himachal Pradesh, India, Indonesia, Karnataka, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam
Malagasy Region: Comoros, Europa Island, Madagascar, Mayotte, Seychelles
Nearctic Region: Florida, Texas
Neotropical Region: Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Saint Lucia, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela
Oceania Region: Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Micronesia, Northern Mariana Islands, Samoa
Palearctic Region: China, Oman, Saudi Arabia

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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