The Ants of Africa
Genus Platythyrea
Platythyrea lamellosa (Roger)

Platythyrea lamellosa (Roger)

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Namibia (Ponera lamellosa n. sp., Roger, 1860: 295, worker; in Platythyrea, Roger, 1863a: 173) - see below
junior synonyms
grisea (Sima aethiops SM. ssp grisea n. subsp., Forel, 1910f: 5, male; synonymy by Forel, 1913b: 307) from Botswana, Khakea, Kalahari, J Schulze - see http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0907107
longinoda (Platythyrea lamellosa Roger v. longinoda n. var., Forel, 1894b: 75, worker) from South Africa, Valdezia, Transvaal - see http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0907105
rhodesiana (Platythyrea lamellosa Roger v. Rhodesiana n. v., Forel, 1913a: 110, worker & male; Forel, 1913h: 347, queen) from Zimbabwe - see http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0907106
suturalis (Platythyrea lamellosa Roger subsp. suturalis n. subsp., Forel, 1909b: 64, worker) from Angola - see below
last three synonymised by Brown (1975: 8); worker and male described (see Bolton, 1995) .


{Platythyrea lamellosa}Roger's (1860) description is at {original description}. Forel's (1894b) description of longinoda is at {original description}. Forel's (1909b) description of suturalis is at {original description}. Forel's (1910f) description of grisea is at {original description}.

{Platythyrea lamellosa}Forel's (1913a) description of rhodesiana is at {original description}. Arnold (1915) gave a translation; this is at {original description} and {original description}.

Brown (1976: 46) gave no other locations.


{Platythyrea lamellosa}The photomontage the type worker is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0907104.


{Platythyrea lamellosa}The photomontage of the type worker of suturalis is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0907104.


{Platythyrea lamellosa}The photomontage of a specimen from South Africa is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=SAM-HYM-C001332b
Collection Information: Specimen Code SAM-HYM-C001332B; Locality South Africa: Cape Province: Tosca; 2553'00"S 02358'00"E; Collection codes: SAM-HYM-C001332; Date: 28 May 1988; Collected by: M.H.Villet


{Platythyrea lamellosa male}The photomontage of a male is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0250835

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