Platythyrea tricuspidata penangensis

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Platythyrea tricuspidata penangensis
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Platythyrea tricuspidata)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Platythyreini
Genus: Platythyrea
Species: Platythyrea tricuspidata penangensis
Wheeler, W.M., 1929

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


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

  • penangensis. Platythyrea tricuspidata subsp. penangensis Wheeler, W.M. 1929g: 29 (q.) WEST MALAYSIA. Junior synonym of tricuspidata: 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 tricuspidata)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1929h. Ants collected by Professor F. Silvestri in Formosa, the Malay Peninsula and the Philippines. Boll. Lab. Zool. Gen. Agrar. R. Sc. Super. Agric. 24: 27-64 (page 29, queen described)