Platythyrea frontalis

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Platythyrea frontalis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Platythyreini
Genus: Platythyrea
Species: P. frontalis
Binomial name
Platythyrea frontalis
Emery, 1899

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Specimen labels

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Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Cameroun (type locality), Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Uganda.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • frontalis. Platythyrea frontalis Emery, 1899e: 466 (w.q.) CAMEROON.
    • Type-material: lectotype worker (by designation of Brown, 1975: 46).
    • [Note: original type-series contained syntype workers (number not stated), plus 1(?) syntype queen.]
    • Type-locality: Cameroon: (no further data), 1895 (Conradt).
    • Type-depositories: MHNG (lectotype); MHNG, MSNG (other original syntypes).
    • Status as species: Emery, 1911d: 29; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 759; Santschi, 1933b: 95; Brown, 1975: 8, 46; Bolton, 1995b: 336.
    • Distribution: Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Ivory Coast.



  • 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 46, see also)
  • Emery, C. 1899d. Fourmis d'Afrique. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 43: 459-504 (page 466, worker, queen described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • IZIKO South Africa Museum Collection
  • Majer J. D. 1976. The ant mosaic in Ghana cocoa farms: further structural considerations. Journal of Applied Ecology 13: 145-155.
  • Medler J. T. 1980: Insects of Nigeria - Check list and bibliography. Mem. Amer. Ent. Inst. 30: i-vii, 1-919.