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Species: Platythyrea prizo   Kugler, 1977 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Platythyrea prizo Kugler, 1977 PDF: 216, figs. 1-3 (w.) COSTA RICA. Neotropic. Primary type information: Type-material: holotype worker. Type-locality: Costa Rica: Heredia Prov., Sarapiquí Dist., La Selva Field Station, on Rio Puerto Viejo, 10°26’N, 83°59’W, berlesate (J. Wagner & J. Kethley). Type-depository: FMNH. Secondary type information: Paratype-material: 10 paratype workers. Paratype-locality: same as for holotype. Paratype-depositories: BMNH, FMNH, MCZC, MZSP. AntCat AntWiki HOL

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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

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, 7 times found in rainforest, 3 times found in 2º wet forest, 1 times found in epiphytic root mat, 3 times found in mesophil forest, 3 times found in tropical rainforest, 2 times found in lowland wet forest, 2 times found in montane wet forest, 1 times found in mesophyll forest, 1 times found in ridgetop cloud forest, isolated peak with oak trees, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 24 times Malaise trap, 1 times epiphytic root mat, 2 times flight intercept trap, 1 times in Malaise trap, 1 times epiphytic garden root duff, 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 Malaise trap, 1 times search, 1 times Baiting.

Elevations: collected from 40 - 1495 meters, 408 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1973-03-05 00:00:00.0 and 2016-05-29 00:00:00.0

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

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