Discothyrea velutina

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Discothyrea velutina
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Proceratiinae
Tribe: Proceratiini
Genus: Discothyrea
Species: D. velutina
Binomial name
Discothyrea velutina
(Wheeler, W.M., 1916)

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (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.

  • velutina. Prodiscothyrea velutina Wheeler, W.M. 1916i: 34, pl. 4, figs. 1-9 (w.q.) AUSTRALIA. Combination in Discothyrea: Brown, 1958g: 253.

Type Material



  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1958g. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. II. Tribe Ectatommini (Hymenoptera). Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 118: 173-362 (page 253, Combination in Discothyrea)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1916m. Prodiscothyrea, a new genus of ponerine ants from Queensland. Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust. 40: 33-37 (page 34, pl. 4, figs. 1-9 worker, queen described)