Platythyrea pruinosa

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Platythyrea pruinosa
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Platythyrea punctata)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Platythyreini
Genus: Platythyrea
Species: Platythyrea pruinosa
Mayr, 1870

This taxon is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Platythyrea punctata.


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

  • pruinosa. Platythyrea pruinosa Mayr, 1870b: 962 (w.) MEXICO. Forel, 1893g: 358 (m.). Subspecies of punctata: Forel, 1901f: 335; Wheeler, W.M. 1917g: 457; Wheeler, W.M. 1923c: 3. Junior synonym of punctata: Wheeler, W.M. 1908a: 123; Brown, 1975: 9.


  • 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 9, Junior synonym of punctata)
  • Forel, A. 1893j. Formicides de l'Antille St. Vincent, récoltées par Mons. H. H. Smith. Trans. Entomol. Soc. Lond. 1893: 333-418 (page 358, male described)
  • Forel, A. 1901k. Nouvelles espèces de Ponerinae. (Avec un nouveau sous-genre et une espèce nouvelle d'Eciton). Rev. Suisse Zool. 9: 325-353 (page 335, Variety of punctata)
  • Mayr, G. 1870b. Neue Formiciden. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 20: 939-996 (page 962, worker described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1908a. The ants of Porto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 24: 117-158 (page 123, Junior synonym of punctata)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1917g. Jamaican ants collected by Prof. C. T. Brues. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 61: 457-471 (page 457, Variety of punctata)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1923d. Report on the ants collected by the Barbados-Antigua Expedition from the University of Iowa in 1918. Stud. Nat. Hist. Iowa Univ. 10(3 3: 3-9 (page 3, Variety of punctata)