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Species: Platythyrea cribrinodis   (Gerstäcker, 1859) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Ponera cribrinodis Gerstäcker, 1859: 262 (w.) MOZAMBIQUE. Afrotropic. Primary type information: Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated, “several”). Type-locality: Mozambique: (no further data) (Peters). Type-depository: MNHU. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[Also described as new by Gerstäcker, 1862 PDF: 504; type-locality Mozambique from this reference.]
Combination in Platythyrea: Roger, 1863a PDF: 173; Roger, 1863b PDF: 17.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Malagasy

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Forel 1907g, Brown 1975


Caste of types: (w)

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Platythyrea cribrinodis   Santschi, F., 1914, Formicidae., Voyage de Ch. Alluaud et R. Jeannel en Afrique Orientale (1911 - 1912). Résultats scientifiques. Hyménoptères 2, pp. 41-148: 47, (download) 47 8111
Platythyrea cribrinodis   Mayr, G., 1895, Afrikanische Formiciden., Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 10, pp. 124-154: 125, (download) 125 4387
Platythyrea cribrinodis   Forel, A., 1913, Ameisen aus Rhodesia, Kapland usw. (Hym.) Gesammelt von Herrn G. Arnold, Dr. H. Brauns und anderen., Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift 1913, pp. 203-225: 208, (download) 208 4059
Platythyrea cribrinodis   Forel, A., 1907, Ameisen von Madagaskar, den Comoren und Ostafrika., Ameisen von Madagaskar, den Comoren und Ostafrika (Reise in Ostafrika in den Jahren 1903 - 1905 mitteln der Hermann und Elise geb. Heckmann Wentzel-Stiftung ausgeführt von Professor Dr. Alfred, pp. 75-92: 76, (download) 76 8171
Platythyrea cribrinodis   Mayr, G., 1893, Formiciden von Herrn Dr. Fr. Stuhlmann in Ost-Afrika gesammelt., Jahrbuch der Hamburgischen Wissenschaftlichen Anstalten 10, pp. 193-201: 8, (download) 8 4386

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in coastal thicket, open times found in woodland, 3 times found in savanna, 2 times found in Mopane woodland, 2 times found in savannah woodland, 2 times found in slope, 2 times found in Miombo woodland, 1 times found in 2nd Cynometra-Manilkara thicket, 1 times found in rocks, 1 times found in Acacia-Commiphora-Combretum bushveld, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times ground nest, 1 times ex dead twig above ground, 2 times ground foragers, 2 times ground forager(s), 1 times foraging on road, 1 times Foraging, 1 times foragers, 1 times forager.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 14 times Pitfall trap, 2 times Hand, 2 times search, 1 times Hand collected, 1 times Malaise Trap, 1 times Nest.

Elevations: collected from 20 - 1870 meters, 554 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1900-12-31 00:00:00.0 and 2016-08-07 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Holotype of Platythyrea cribrinodis punctata: casent0900567; syntype of Platythyrea cribrinodis brevinodis: casent0913729, casent0915147; type of Ponera cribrinodis: focol0836, focol0837, focol0838, focol0839, focol0840, focol0841

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