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Species: Discothyrea mixta   Brown, 1958 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Discothyrea mixta Brown, 1958g PDF: 343, figs. 47, 48 (w.) LIBERIA. Afrotropic. Primary type information: Type-material: holotype worker. Type-locality: Liberia: Bolahun (J.C. Bequaert). Type-depository: MCZC. Type-specimen: MCZ_Holotype_29872. Secondary type information: Paratype-material: 4 paratype workers. Paratype-locality: same as for holotype. Paratype-depositories and specimens: MCZC: MCZ_ Paratype_29872; MHNG: CASENT0911150; USNM. Type notes: Brown, 1958g PDF: 344, records that 1 paratype was destroyed during dissection. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Status as species: Leston, 1971 PDF: 117; Bolton, 1995b: 171; Hita Garcia et al., 2013 PDF: 222; (ref 143385): 18 (redescription).
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Kakamega Forest


Caste of types: (w)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 18 times found in rainforest, 9 times found in Primary Forest, 3 times found in mature wet forest, 2 times found in tropical wet forest, 1 times found in grassland, 1 times found in in Equatorial rainforest, 1 times found in littoral rainforest, 1 times found in primary forest habitat, 1 times found in closed riparian forest, 1 times found in Secondary rainforest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 14 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 6 times leaf litter, 3 times sifted litter, 1 times nest in dead wood, 1 times nest in rotten wood, 1 times Litter, 2 times ex sifted litter, 2 times ex sifted leaf litter, 1 times sifted litter (leaf, mold, rotten wood), 1 times sifted leaf litter, 1 times on low vegetation, leaf fold nest, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 13 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 6 times Winkler, 2 times search, 3 times Pitfall trap, 1 times hand collecting, 1 times pitfall trap, Transect 6 150m, 1 times pitfall trapping, 1 times transect 6, 30m, pitfall trap, 1 times Winkler sample, Site 1, W2, 1 times 10 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 1 times Winkler sifter, ...

Elevations: collected from 10 - 1650 meters, 816 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1972-03-09 and 2019-11-08

Type specimens: Paratype of Discothyrea mixta: casent0911150

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