Platythyrea lamellosa

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Platythyrea lamellosa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Platythyreini
Genus: Platythyrea
Species: P. lamellosa
Binomial name
Platythyrea lamellosa
(Roger, 1860)

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Synonyms
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Identification

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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


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Biology

Villet et al. (1990) studied social organization in this queenless ant

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • lamellosa. Ponera lamellosa Roger, 1860: 295 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1989b: 51 (l.). Combination in Platythyrea: Roger, 1863a: 173. Senior synonym of grisea: Forel, 1913b: 307; of longinoda, rhodesiana, suturalis: Brown, 1975: 8.
  • longinoda. Platythyrea lamellosa r. longinoda Forel, 1894b: 75 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Junior synonym of lamellosa: Brown, 1975: 8.
  • suturalis. Platythyrea lamellosa subsp. suturalis Forel, 1909b: 64 (w.) ANGOLA. Junior synonym of lamellosa: Brown, 1975: 8.
  • grisea. Sima aethiops subsp. grisea Forel, 1910f: 5 (m.) BOTSWANA. Junior synonym of lamellosa: Forel, 1913b: 307.
  • rhodesiana. Platythyrea lamellosa var. rhodesiana Forel, 1913a: 110 (w.m.) ZIMBABWE. Forel, 1913h: 347 (q.). Junior synonym of lamellosa: Brown, 1975: 8.

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 8, Senior synonym of longinoda, rhodesiana and suturalis)
  • Forel, A. 1894b. Abessinische und andere afrikanische Ameisen, gesammelt von Herrn Ingenieur Alfred Ilg, von Herrn Dr. Liengme, von Herrn Pfarrer Missionar P. Berthoud, Herrn Dr. Arth. Müller etc. Mitt. Schweiz. Entomol. Ges. 9: 64-100 PDF
  • Forel, A. 1913b. Formicides du Congo Belge récoltés par MM. Bequaert, Luja, etc. Rev. Zool. Afr. (Bruss.) 2: 306-351 (page 307, Senior synonym of grisea)
  • Roger, J. 1860. Die Ponera-artigen Ameisen. Berl. Entomol. Z. 4: 278-312 (page 295, worker described)
  • Roger, J. 1863a. Die neu aufgeführten Gattungen und Arten meines Formiciden-Verzeichnisses nebst Ergänzung einiger früher gegebenen Beschreibungen. Berl. Entomol. Z. 7: 131-214 (page 173, Combination in Platythyrea)
  • Villet, M. 1990. Social organization of Platythyrea lamellosa (Roger) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): II. Division of labour. S.Afr.J.Zool. 25, 254-259.
  • Villet, M., Hart, A., and Crewe, R. 1990. Social organization of Platythyrea lamellosa (Roger) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): I. Reproduction. S. Afr. J. Zool. 25, 250-253.
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1989b. Notes on ant larvae: Ponerinae. J. N. Y. Entomol. Soc. 97: 50-55 (page 51, larva described)