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Species: Discothyrea jtl005

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Note: Not a Valid Taxon Name

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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Costa Rica
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Costa Rica (Osa Peninsula).


Natural History:

Discothyrea are extremely small, cryptobiotic inhabitatants of forest leaf litter (see Genus Overview). For JTL-005 in Costa Rica, I have seen only 1 worker, in a Winkler sample of forest floor leaf litter, from Sirena in Corcovado National Park.


This may just be an aberrant specimen of horni.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 11 times found in cloud forest edge, near dairy farm pasture, some big trees in rocky areas, probably disturbed primary or old second growth, on a steep slope, 1 times found in mature wet forest, 2 times found in rainforest, 2 times found in riparian forest, cloud forest along stream, near dairy farm pasture, 2nd growth or disturbed primary, 2 times found in cloud forest, 1 times found in ridgetop cloud forest, isolated peak with oak trees, 1 times found in second-growth rainforest, 1 times found in tropical rainforest, 1 times found in wet forest, 1 times found in cloud forest at bottom of steep slope, bordering rocky river, old 2nd growth veg., ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 22 times ex sifted leaf litter, 1 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times Ex sifted leaf litter..

Collected most commonly using these methods: 17 times miniWinkler, 3 times Winkler, 4 times maxiWinkler.

Elevations: collected from 10 - 1510 meters, 993 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1990-12-18 and 2015-07-04

Type specimens:

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