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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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.
- Syntype, worker(s), Bungulla, Western Australia, Australia, Museum Victoria, Melbourne.
- Syntype, 3 workers, Tammin, Western Australia, Australia, Western Australian Museum.
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.
- Brown, W. L., Jr. 1975. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. V. Ponerinae, tribes Platythyreini, Cerapachyini, Cylindromyrmecini, Acanthostichini, and Aenictogitini. Search Agric. (Ithaca N. Y.) 5(1 1: 1-115 (page 8, Combination in Platythyrea)
- Clark, J. 1930c. New Formicidae, with notes on some little-known species. Proc. R. Soc. Vic. (n.s.) 43: 2-25 (page 9, fig. 1 worker described)
- Heterick, B. E. 2009. A guide to the ants of South-western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 76:1-206. PDF