Platythyrea gracillima

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Platythyrea gracillima
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Platythyreini
Genus: Platythyrea
Species: P. gracillima
Binomial name
Platythyrea gracillima
Wheeler, W.M., 1922

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Identification

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Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo (type locality), Ghana, Kenya, Uganda.

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Biology

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Nomenclature

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

  • gracillima. Platythyrea gracillima Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 59, fig. 5 (w.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO. [Misspelled as gracilliens by Santschi, 1937g: 73.] See also: Brown, 1975: 52.

Description

References

  • 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 52, see also)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922b. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. II. The ants collected by the American Museum Congo Expedition. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 45: 39-269 (page 59, fig. 5 worker described)