Platythyrea schultzei

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Platythyrea schultzei
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Platythyreini
Genus: Platythyrea
Species: P. schultzei
Binomial name
Platythyrea schultzei
Forel, 1910

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Synonyms
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Identification

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia (type locality), South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

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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.

  • schultzei. Platythyrea schultzei Forel, 1910f: 3 (w.) NAMIBIA. Arnold, 1926: 195 (m.); Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1989b: 51 (l.). Senior synonym of bequaerti, cyriluli, lata and material of the unavailable name recta referred here: Brown, 1975: 9.
  • bequaerti. Platythyrea schultzei var. bequaerti Forel, 1913b: 307 (w.m.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO. Subspecies of schultzei: Santschi, 1937g: 72. Junior synonym of schultzei: Brown, 1975: 9.
  • cyriluli. Platythyrea cyriluli Forel, 1922: 88 (w.) ANGOLA. Junior synonym of schultzei: Brown, 1975: 9.
  • lata. Platythyrea schultzei var. lata Santschi, 1930a: 53 (w.) ZIMBABWE. Junior synonym of schultzei: Brown, 1975: 9.

Description

References

  • Arnold, G. 1926. A monograph of the Formicidae of South Africa. Appendix. Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 23: 191-295 (page 195, male described)
  • 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 9, Senior synonym of bequaerti, cyriluli and lata, and material of the unavailable name recta referred here)
  • Forel, A. 1910e. Zoologische und anthropologische Ergebnisse einer Forschungsreise im westlichen und zentralen Südafrika ausgeführt in den Jahren 1903-1905 von Dr. Leonhard Schultze. Vierter Band. Systematik und Tiergeographie. D) Formicidae. Denkschr. M (page 3, worker described)
  • Peeters, C. (1987) The diversity of reproductive systems in Ponerine ants. In: Eder, J. & Rembold, H. (Eds.), Chemistry and Biology of Social Insects. Verlag J. Peperny, München, pp. 253–254.
  • Villet, M. 1991. Social differentiation and division of labour in the queenless ant Platythyrea schultzei Forel 1910 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Trop. Zool. 4, 13-29.
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1989b. Notes on ant larvae: Ponerinae. J. N. Y. Entomol. Soc. 97: 50-55 (page 51, larva described)