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Southeastern Brazil (type locality Santa Catarina), Costa Rica. Costa Rica: Atlantic slope rainforest (Hitoy Cerere, Turrialba, Barva Transect, Pe–as Blancas).
Discothyrea are extremely small, cryptobiotic inhabitatants of forest leaf litter (see Genus Overview).
This species is known from Winkler and Berlese samples of forest floor litter. On the Barva Transect in Braulio Carrillo National Park, it occurs from 300-1100m elevation. It is much less common than D. horni.
Alto Paraná, Itapúa (BMNH).
Found most commonly in these habitats: 9 times found in Semideciduous seasonal forest, 4 times found in Forest patch (capão) inserted within grassland (campo rupestre), 5 times found in montane wet forest, 4 times found in tropical rainforest, with some big trees, probably a mix of primary and secondary forest, 3 times found in tropical rainforest, with big trees, probably primary, 2 times found in wet forest, 2 times found in mature wet forest, 2 times found in Primary wet forest, 1 times found in Slope, 1 times found in cloud forest, primary, near ridgetop, ...
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 18 times ex sifted leaf litter, 1 times LeafLitter, 1 times Hojarasca, 1 times ex sifted leaf litter and rotten wood.
Collected most commonly using these methods: 7 times 30 x 30 cm winkler (litter + 2 cm of soil), 9 times Winkler, 9 times miniWinkler, 7 times Hypogaeic winkler, 6 times maxiWinkler, 3 times Epigaeic + hypogaeic winkler, 2 times 30x30 cm winkler, litter + 2 cm of soil, 1 times Winkler of rotten log, 1 times Winkler48h, 1 times Mini Winkler, 1 times Winkler (soil + litter), ...
Elevations: collected from 33 - 1550 meters, 602 meters average
Collect Date Range: collected between 1952-01-01 and 2018-01-31