Discothyrea antarctica

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Discothyrea antarctica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Proceratiinae
Tribe: Proceratiini
Genus: Discothyrea
Species: D. antarctica
Binomial name
Discothyrea antarctica
Emery, 1895

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Specimen labels

Identification

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -35.5° to -41.29999924°.

 
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: New Zealand (type locality).

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • antarctica. Discothyrea antarctica Emery, 1895c: 266 (footnote) (w.) NEW ZEALAND (North I.).
    • Type-material: holotype worker.
    • Type-locality: New Zealand: North Island (Broun).
    • [Note: Brown, 1958h: 19, gives Hunua Mts as type-locality.]
    • Type-depository: MSNG.
    • [Also described as new by Emery, 1895e: 636.]
    • Brown, 1958h: 19 (q.); Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1971b: 1202 (l.).
    • Status as species: Forel, 1905a: 354; Emery, 1911d: 52; Wheeler, W.M. 1935g: 11; Smith, M.R. & Wing, 1955: 108; Brown, 1958g: 253; Brown, 1958h: 19; Wilson & Taylor, 1967: 102; Taylor, 1987a: 24; Bolton, 1995b: 171; Don, 2007: 57.
    • Distribution: New Zealand.

Description

References

  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1958h. A review of the ants of New Zealand. Acta Hymenopterol. 1: 1-50 (page 19, queen described)
  • Emery, C. 1895d. Beiträge zur Kenntniss der nordamerikanischen Ameisenfauna. (Schluss). Zool. Jahrb. Abt. Syst. Geogr. Biol. Tiere 8: 257-360 (page 266, worker described)
  • Emery, C. 1895f [1894]. On a new species of ant from New Zealand. Trans. Proc. N. Z. Inst. 27: 635-636 (page 636, also described as new by Emery)
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1971b. Ant larvae of the subfamily Ponerinae: second supplement. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 6 64: 1197-1217 (page 1202, larva described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Brown W. L., Jr. 1958. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. II. Tribe Ectatommini (Hymenoptera). Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 118: 173-362.
  • Brown WL. 1958. A review of the ants of New Zealand. Acta Hymenopterologica 1.1: 1-50.
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1958. A review of the ants of New Zealand. Acta Hymenopterologica 1:1-50.
  • CSIRO Collection
  • Emery C. 1895. Beiträge zur Kenntniss der nordamerikanischen Ameisenfauna. (Schluss). Zoologische Jahrbücher. Abteilung für Systematik, Geographie und Biologie der Tiere 8: 257-360.
  • Emery C. 1895. On a new species of ant from New Zealand. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 27: 635-636.
  • Emery C. 1911. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Ponerinae. Genera Insectorum 118: 1-125.
  • Forel A. 1905. A revision of the species of the Formicidae (ants) of New Zealand. Trans. Proc. N. Z. Inst. 37: 353-355.
  • Smith M. R., and M. W. Wing. 1955. Redescription of Discothyrea testacea Roger, a little-known North American ant, with notes on the genus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of the New York Entomological Society 62: 105-112.
  • Taylor R. W. 1987. A checklist of the ants of Australia, New Caledonia and New Zealand (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization) Division of Entomology Report 41: 1-92.
  • Ward D. 2005. Changes to the classification of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). The Weta 30: 16-18.
  • Ward D.F. 2009. The diversity, community composition and seasonality of native and introduced ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in northern New Zealand. Myrmecological News 12: 195-200.
  • Ward DF. 2009. The diversity, community composition and seasonality of native and introduced ants in northern New Zealand. Myrmecological News 12: 195-201
  • Wheeler WM. 1927. Ants of Lord Howe and Norfolk Islands. Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. 62.4: 120-153.
  • Wheeler WM. 1935. Checklist of the ants of Oceania. Bernice P Bishop Museum Occasional Papers. 11.11 pg 3-56
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1927. The ants of Lord Howe Island and Norfolk Island. Proc. Am. Acad. Arts Sci. 62: 121-153
  • Wilson EO, Taylor RW. 1967. The ants of Polynesia. Pacific Insects Monograph 14:1-109.