Platythyrea mocquerysi

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

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Specimen Label

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Comoros.
Malagasy Region: Madagascar (type locality), Mayotte.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • mocquerysi. Platythyrea mocquerysi Emery, 1899f: 270 (w.q.) MADAGASCAR. Senior synonym of debilior: Brown, 1975: 8.
  • debilior. Platythyrea mocquerysi var. debilior Forel, 1907g: 76 (w.) MADAGASCAR. Junior synonym of mocquerysi: Brown, 1975: 8.



  • 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 debilior)
  • Emery, C. 1899e. Formiche di Madagascar raccolte dal Sig. A. Mocquerys nei pressi della Baia di Antongil (1897-1898). Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 31: 263-290 (page 270, worker, queen described)