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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, 1975Brown, W. L., Jr. 1975. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. V. Ponerinae, tribes Platythyreini, Cerapachyini, Cylindromyrmecini, Acanthostichini, and Aenictogitini. Search. Agriculture (Ithaca, New York) 5(1):1-115. [1975-06] PDF 123055: 9 (diagnosis, global key to species); De Andrade, 2004De Andrade, M. L. 2004. A new species of Platythyrea from Dominican amber and description of a new extant species from Honduras (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Revue Suisse de Zoologie 111:643-655. [2004-09] PDF 131011: 650 (neotropical key to species); Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014Schmidt, C. A.; Shattuck, S. O. 2014. The higher classification of the ant subfamily Ponerinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), with a review of ponerine ecology and behavior. Zootaxa 3817(1):1-242. PDF 142616: 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.


African Region: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Australian Region: Australia, Barrow Island, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New Zealand, Queensland, Solomon Islands, Western Australia
Eurasian Region: China, Ethiopia, Oman, Saudi Arabia
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
Pacific Islands Region: Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Micronesia, Northern Mariana Islands, Samoa, Singapore
South East Asia Region: Bangladesh, Borneo, Christmas Island, India, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam

Taxon Page Author History

On 2013-08-23 08:41:39 Zach Lieberman modified Images
On 2013-08-23 08:41:16 Zach Lieberman modified Images

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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