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Genus: Platythyrea   Roger, 1863 


Current Valid Name:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Extant: 40 valid species

Fossil: 6 valid species

Platythyrea Roger, 1863a PDF: 172. Type-species: Platythyrea punctata, by subsequent designation of Bingham, 1903 PDF: 73. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Brown, 1975 PDF: 9 (diagnosis, global key to species); De Andrade, 2004 PDF: 650 (neotropical key to species); Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014 10.11646/zootaxa.3817.1.1 PDF: 48 (diagnosis, synoptic description, distribution, ecology and behavior, phylogenetic and taxonomic considerations); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 270 (brief male diagnosis); Phengsi et al., 2018 10.3897/zookeys.729.21378 PDF: 98 (southeast Asian key to species); Fernández & Guerrero, 2019 PDF: 512 (Colombia species key); Jaitrong et al., 2022 10.3897/zookeys.1115.86477 PDF: 153 (Platythyrea clypeata species group diagnosis), 163 (Oriental species key (workers)).

Taxon Page Images:

Platythyrea punctata, Archbold Biological Station, Florida, USA.
Image © Alex Wild. // Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Europa Island, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mayotte, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    Americas: Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Saint Lucia, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, United States, Venezuela
    Asia: Bangladesh, Borneo, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Oman, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam
    Europe: France
    Oceania: Australia, Fiji, Guam, Micronesia, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Australasia, Indomalaya, Malagasy, Nearctic, Neotropical, Oceania, Palearctic
  Native biogeographic regions (according to species list records):
    Afrotropical, Australasia, Indomalaya, Malagasy, Nearctic, Neotropical, Oceania, Palearctic

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Platythyrea   Yoshimura, M. & Fisher, B. L., 2007, A revision of male ants of the Malagasy region (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): Key to subfamilies and treatment of the genera of Ponerinae., Zootaxa 1654, pp. 21-40: 38, (download) 38 21365
Platythyrea nov. gen  Roger, J., 1863, Die neu aufgeführten Gattungen und Arten meines Formiciden-Verzeichnisses, nebst Ergänzung einiger früher gegeben Beschreibungen., Berliner Entomologische Zeitschrift 7, pp. 131-214: 172-173, (download) 172-173 4101
Platythyrea   Brown, W. L., 1975, Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. V. Ponerinae, tribes Platythyreini, Cerapachyini, Cylindromyrmecini, Acanthostichini, and Aenictogitini., Search: Agriculture; Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station 15, pp. 1-115: 6-7, (download) 6-7 6751
Platythyrea   Santschi, F., 1914, Formicidae., Voyage de Ch. Alluaud et R. Jeannel en Afrique Orientale (1911 - 1912). Résultats scientifiques. Hyménoptères 2, pp. 41-148: 46-47, (download) 46-47 8111
Platythyrea   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: 57-58, (download) 57-58 20597

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