Platythyrea brunnipes

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Platythyrea brunnipes
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Platythyreini
Genus: Platythyrea
Species: P. brunnipes
Binomial name
Platythyrea brunnipes
(Clark, 1938)

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Specimen Label

At a Glance • Gamergate  



Identification Keys including this Taxon


Heterick (2009) - Found in the wetter south- west of WA, as well as SA.

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • brunnipes. Eubothroponera brunnipes Clark, 1938: 361, fig. 3 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Combination in Platythyrea: Brown, 1975: 8.

Type Material


Brown (1975) provided the following: P. brunnipes, inadequately described by Clark from Reevesby Island in the Sir Joseph Banks Group, off the coast of South Australia, is also called "castaneous," a color term that Clark consistently used for tints of a much lighter color than is usually associated with that term by other authors. In fact, ants described as "castaneous" by Clark would usually be called "ferruginous" or "reddish yellow" by other authors. Clark said that the antennae, mandibles, and legs of brunnipes were "brown," but his description of the sculpture and pilosity is so sketchy that we cannot say whether the species is related to dentinodis or to turneri; maybe it is to neither.