Platythyrea arnoldi

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Platythyrea arnoldi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Platythyreini
Genus: Platythyrea
Species: P. arnoldi
Binomial name
Platythyrea arnoldi
Forel, 1913

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Specimen Label

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Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe (type locality).

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

  • arnoldi. Platythyrea arnoldi Forel, 1913j: 206 (w.) ZIMBABWE. Arnold, 1926: 197 (q.m.). Senior synonym of apicalis: Brown, 1975: 8.
  • apicalis. Platythyrea lamellosa st. apicalis Santschi, 1937g: 71, fig. 1 (w.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO. Junior synonym of arnoldi: Brown, 1975: 8.



  • Arnold, G. 1926. A monograph of the Formicidae of South Africa. Appendix. Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 23: 191-295 (page 197, queen, 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 8, Senior synonym of apicalis)
  • Forel, A. 1913k. Ameisen aus Rhodesia, Kapland usw. (Hym.) gesammelt von Herrn G. Arnold, Dr. H. Brauns und Anderen. Dtsch. Entomol. Z. 1913(Su Suppl: 203-225 (page 206, worker described)
  • Villet, M. 1993. Co-occurrence of mated workers and a mated queen in a colony of Platythyrea arnoldi (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). S. Afr. J. Zool. 28: 56-57.