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 Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • lamellosa. Ponera lamellosa Roger, 1860: 295 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA.
    • Type-material: holotype worker.
    • Type-locality: South Africa: Cape of Good Hope (no collector’s name).
    • Type-depository: MNHU.
    • Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1989b: 51 (l.).
    • Combination in Platythyrea: Roger, 1863a: 173; Roger, 1863b: 17.
    • Status as species: Roger, 1863b: 17; Mayr, 1863: 442; Dalla Torre, 1893: 27; Mayr, 1895: 125; Emery, 1911d: 29; Forel, 1913b: 307; Arnold, 1915: 25; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 759; Brown, 1975: 8, 47; Bolton, 1995b: 336.
    • Senior synonym of grisea: Forel, 1913b: 307; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 760; Brown, 1975: 8; Bolton, 1995b: 337.
    • Senior synonym of longinoda: Brown, 1975: 8; Bolton, 1995b: 337.
    • Senior synonym of rhodesiana: Brown, 1975: 8; Bolton, 1995b: 337.
    • Senior synonym of suturalis: Brown, 1975: 8; Bolton, 1995b: 337.
    • Distribution: Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe.
  • grisea. Sima aethiops subsp. grisea Forel, 1910f: 5 (m.) BOTSWANA.
    • Type-material: syntype males (number not stated).
    • Type-locality: Botswana: Kalahari, between Khakhea and Kang, xii.1904 (L. Schultze).
    • Type-depository: MHNG.
    • Junior synonym of lamellosa: Forel, 1913b: 307; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 760; Brown, 1975: 8; Bolton, 1995b: 337.
  • longinoda. Platythyrea lamellosa r. longinoda Forel, 1894b: 75 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA.
    • Type-material: holotype(?) worker.
    • [Note: no indication of number of specimens is given.]
    • Type-locality: South Africa: Transvaal, Valdezia (P. Berthoud).
    • Type-depository: MHNG.
    • Subspecies of lamellosa: Forel, 1910f: 3; Emery, 1911d: 29; Forel, 1913h: 347; Arnold, 1915: 26; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 760.
    • Junior synonym of lamellosa: Brown, 1975: 8; Bolton, 1995b: 337.
  • rhodesiana. Platythyrea lamellosa var. rhodesiana Forel, 1913a: 110 (w.m.) ZIMBABWE.
    • Type-material: syntype workers, syntype males (numbers not stated).
    • Type-locality: none given (Zimbabwe by implication; Baroni Urbani, 1973b: 127, adds “Rhodesia: Bulawayo”. Probable collector is G. Arnold).
    • Type-depositories: MHNG, NHMB.
    • Forel, 1913h: 347 (q.).
    • As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Forel, 1913h: 347; Arnold, 1915: 27; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 760.
    • Subspecies of lamellosa: Prins, 1963: 98.
    • Junior synonym of lamellosa: Brown, 1975: 8; Bolton, 1995b: 337.
  • suturalis. Platythyrea lamellosa subsp. suturalis Forel, 1909b: 64 (w.) ANGOLA.
    • Type-material: holotype(?) worker.
    • [Note: no indication of number of specimens is given.]
    • Type-locality: Angola: Benguela (C. Wellman).
    • Type-depository: MHNG.
    • Subspecies of lamellosa: Emery, 1911d: 29; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 760; Santschi, 1930b: 54; Santschi, 1937d: 214.
    • Junior synonym of lamellosa: Brown, 1975: 8; Bolton, 1995b: 337.

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.
  • 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)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Arnold G. 1915. A monograph of the Formicidae of South Africa. Part I. Ponerinae, Dorylinae. Annals of the South African Museum 14: 1-159.
  • Emery C. 1911. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Ponerinae. Genera Insectorum 118: 1-125.
  • Forel A. 1909. Fourmis du Musée de Bruxelles. Fourmis de Benguela récoltées par M. Creighton Wellman, et fourmis du Congo récoltées par MM. Luja, Kohl et Laurent. Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 53: 51-73.
  • Forel A. 1910. Zoologische und anthropologische Ergebnisse einer Forschungsreise im westlichen und zentralen Südafrika ausgeführt in den Jahren 1903-1905 von Dr. Leonhard Schultze. Vierter Band. Systematik und Tiergeographie. D) Formicidae. Denkschriften der Medizinisch-Naturwissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft zu Jena 16: 1-30.
  • IZIKO South Africa Museum Collection
  • Medler J. T. 1980: Insects of Nigeria - Check list and bibliography. Mem. Amer. Ent. Inst. 30: i-vii, 1-919.
  • Santschi F. 1937. Résultats de la Mission scientifique suisse en Angola (2me voyage) 1932-1933. Fourmis angolaises. Revue Suisse de Zoologie. 44: 211-250.
  • Wheeler W. M. 1922. 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. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 45: 711-1004