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Genus: Paltothyreus   Mayr, 1862 


Current Valid Name:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Extant: 1 valid species, 6 valid subspecies

Paltothyreus Mayr, 1862 PDF: 714 (diagnosis in key), 735. Type-species: Formica tarsata, by monotypy. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Paltothyreus in Ponerinae: Mayr, 1862 PDF: 714 [Poneridae]; Mayr, 1865 PDF: 15 [Poneridae]; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 32.
Paltothyreus in Ponerinae, Ponerini: Emery, 1895l PDF: 767; Wheeler, 1910a PDF: 135; Emery, 1911e PDF: 62 [subtribe Pachycondylini]; Arnold, 1915: 43; Forel, 1917 PDF: 237; Wheeler, 1922: 647; all subsequent authors.
Paltothyreus as junior synonym of Pachycondyla: Brown, 1994: 164; Bolton, 2003 PDF: 166.
Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014 10.11646/zootaxa.3817.1.1 PDF: 124 (diagnosis, synoptic description, distribution, ecology and behavior, phylogenetic and taxonomic considerations); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 269 (brief male diagnosis)
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    Asia: Indonesia
    Oceania: Papua New Guinea
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
  Native biogeographic regions (according to species list records):
    Afrotropical, Australasia

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Paltothyreus n. g.  Mayr, G., 1862, Myrmecologische Studien., Verhandlungen der Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 12, pp. 649-776: 735-736, (download) 735-736 4445
Paltothyreus   Forel, A., 1891, Histoire naturelle des Hymenopteres. Deuxieme partie: Les Formicides., Histoire Physique, Naturelle et Politique de Madagascar., Paris: L'Imprimerie Nationale, pp. 1-231: 135, (download) 135 6734
Paltothyreus   Wheeler, W. M., 1922, The ants collected by the American Museum Congo Expedition., Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 45, pp. 39-269: 60-61, (download) 60-61 20597
Paltothyreus   Mayr, G., 1866, Diagnosen neuer und wenig gekannter Formiciden., Verhandlungen der Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 16, pp. 885-908: 893-894, (download) 893-894 4366

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