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SUBFAMILY PONERINAE - Genus Platythyrea Roger

Genus Platythyrea Roger (1863a: 172)


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 {original description}.

Included as possibly occurring in Egypt - Platythyrea modesta Emery

2005, 2006, 2015, 2019 - Brian Taylor CBiol FRSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.