Discothyrea antarctica

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Discothyrea antarctica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Proceratiinae
Tribe: Proceratiini
Genus: Discothyrea
Species: D. antarctica
Binomial name
Discothyrea antarctica
Emery, 1895

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: New Zealand (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • antarctica. Discothyrea antarctica Emery, 1895c: 266 (footnote) (w.) NEW ZEALAND. [Also described as new by Emery, 1895e: 636.] Brown, 1958h: 19 (q.); Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1971b: 1202 (l.).



  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1958h. A review of the ants of New Zealand. Acta Hymenopterol. 1: 1-50 (page 19, queen described)
  • Emery, C. 1895d. Beiträge zur Kenntniss der nordamerikanischen Ameisenfauna. (Schluss). Zool. Jahrb. Abt. Syst. Geogr. Biol. Tiere 8: 257-360 (page 266, worker described)
  • Emery, C. 1895f [1894]. On a new species of ant from New Zealand. Trans. Proc. N. Z. Inst. 27: 635-636 (page 636, also described as new by Emery)
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1971b. Ant larvae of the subfamily Ponerinae: second supplement. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 6 64: 1197-1217 (page 1202, larva described)