Paltothyreus tarsatus delagoensis

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Paltothyreus tarsatus delagoensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Paltothyreus
Species: P. tarsatus
Subspecies: P. tarsatus delagoensis
Trinomial name
Paltothyreus tarsatus delagoensis
Emery, 1899
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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Kenya, Mozambique (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • delagoensis. Paltothyreus tarsatus var. delagoensis Emery, 1899e: 468 (w.q.) MOZAMBIQUE. Combination in Pachycondyla: Brown, in Bolton, 1995b: 304; in Paltothyreus: Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014: 127. Subspecies of tarsatus: Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 765.



  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1995a. [Untitled. Taxonomic changes in Pachycondyla attributed to Brown.] Pp. 302-311 in: Bolton, B. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 304, combination in Pachycondyla)
  • Emery, C. 1899d. Fourmis d'Afrique. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 43: 459-504 (page 468, worker, queen described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922j. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VIII. A synonymic list of the ants of the Ethiopian region. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 45: 711-1004 (page 765, Subspecies of tarsata)