Platythyrea dentinodis

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Platythyrea dentinodis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Platythyreini
Genus: Platythyrea
Species: P. dentinodis
Binomial name
Platythyrea dentinodis
(Clark, 1930)

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Specimen Label

The very rare Platythyrea dentinodis was described from Tammin, in the western wheatbelt, and has recently been collected by a Curtin researcher near Worsley in the lower Darling Range. Even more surprisingly, since this work has been submitted for publication, P. dentinodis has been collected by a Curtin student in the coastal Perth suburb of Cottesloe, in relictual bushland. (Heterick 2009)

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Identification

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Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • dentinodis. Eubothroponera dentinodis Clark, 1930c: 9, fig. 1 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Combination in Platythyrea: Brown, 1975: 8.

Type Material

Description

Brown (1975) provided the following: This species, still known only from the type series (Museum of Comparative Zoology) from Bungulla, Western Australia, is a unicolorous, yellowish red, or ferruginous yellow, described by Clark as "castaneous." The sculpture is rather loose and coarse and generally fairly strongly shining, and the middle of the posterodorsal petiolar margin bears a small but sharp and uptilted tooth. The standing hairs are dark, coarse and long, up to 0.18 mm long on some dorsal surfaces. The antennae, mandibles, and legs are no darker in color than the rest of the body.

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