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Species: Platythyrea prizo   Kugler, 1977 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Platythyrea prizo Kugler, 1977 PDF: 216, figs. 1-3 (w.) COSTA RICA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL


   (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists)
Neotropical Region: Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua

Distribution Notes:

Costa Rica (La Selva Biological Station).


Brown, W. L., Jr. 1975. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. V. Ponerinae, tribes Platythyreini, Cerapachyini, Cylindromyrmecini, Acanthostichini, and Aenictogitini. Search, Agriculture, Cornell University 5:1-116.

Kugler, C. 1977 ("1976"). A new species of Platythyrea (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from Costa Rica. Psyche (Camb.) 83:216-221.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in wet forest, 3 times found in 2º wet forest, 3 times found in mesophil forest, 3 times found in tropical rainforest, 1 times found in epiphytic root mat, 2 times found in montane wet forest, 2 times found in lowland wet forest, 1 times found in mesophyll forest, 1 times found in 2º wet forest edge, 2 times found in Cerca de los Laboratorios, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 16 times Malaise trap, 2 times Claro, 2 times SCH, 1 times One of the ALAS malaise trap samples., 1 times in Malaise trap, 1 times bajo de M/01, 1 times at bait, 1 times alates.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 25 times Malaise, 2 times Berlese, 2 times flight intercept trap, 1 times Baiting, 1 times Malaise trap, 1 times search.

Elevations: collected from 40 - 1495 meters, 396 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype: fmnhins0000050334; Paratype: fmnhins0000050335, fmnhins0000050336, fmnhins0000050337, fmnhins0000050338; paratype of Platythyrea prizo: casent0900576

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