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Species: Discothyrea jtl005

Classification:
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Note: Not a Valid Taxon Name

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Distribution:

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

Distribution Notes:

Costa Rica (Osa Peninsula).

Biology:

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.

Notes:

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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