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Genus: Paltothyreus   Mayr, 1862 


Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

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, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, 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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