Discothyrea velutina

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Discothyrea velutina
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Proceratiinae
Tribe: Proceratiini
Genus: Discothyrea
Species: D. velutina
Binomial name
Discothyrea velutina
(Wheeler, W.M., 1916)

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Identification

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -16.80999947° to -17.86667°.

 
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • velutina. Prodiscothyrea velutina Wheeler, W.M. 1916i: 34, pl. 4, figs. 1-9 (w.q.) AUSTRALIA (Queensland).
    • Type-material: 38 syntype workers, 1 syntype queen.
    • Type-locality: Australia: N Queensland, Kuranda, 24.x.1914 (W.M. Wheeler).
    • Type-depository: MCZC.
    • Combination in Discothyrea: Brown, 1958g: 253.
    • Status as species: Brown, 1958g: 253; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 29; Taylor, 1987a: 24; Bolton, 1995b: 172.
    • Distribution: Australia.

Type Material

Description

References

  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1958g. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. II. Tribe Ectatommini (Hymenoptera). Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 118: 173-362 (page 253, Combination in Discothyrea)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1916m. Prodiscothyrea, a new genus of ponerine ants from Queensland. Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust. 40: 33-37 (page 34, pl. 4, figs. 1-9 worker, queen described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Taylor R. W., and D. R. Brown. 1985. Formicoidea. Zoological Catalogue of Australia 2: 1-149.