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SUBFAMILY PONERINAE - Genus Platythyrea Roger
In Tribe PLATYTHYREINI.
Diagnostic Features - The entirety of the head, alitrunk, pedicel, gaster and appendages with very fine shagreening and with scattered larger, shallow punctures. All surfaces covered by an extremely fine dense pubescence and devoid of standing hairs. Two pectinate spurs on the end of the middle and hind tibiae, and a median tooth on the pretarsal claws. Alitrunk with promesonotal suture distinct, but the metanotal suture obsolete or absent.
Roger's (1863a) genus definition is at .
Included as possibly occurring in Egypt - Platythyrea modesta Emery
2006, 2015, 2019 - Brian Taylor CBiol FRSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.