A revision of the New World ants of the genus Platythyrea Roger 1863 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

Mayra J Leyva, University of Texas at El Paso

Abstract

The genus Platythyrea consists of arboreal ants that are rarely collected. The genus was last partially revised in 1975 by Brown. Since that revision two additional species have been described. The New World genus Platythyrea now includes nine species: P. angusta Forel, P. exigua Kempf, P. lenca De Andrade, P. pilosula (Smith), P. prizo Kugler, P. punctata (Smith), P. sinuata (Roger), P. strenua Wheeler and P. zodion Brown. A new key, illustrations, diagnoses and distributions of the ants are provided.^

Subject Area

Biology, Anatomy|Biology, Ecology

Recommended Citation

Leyva, Mayra J, "A revision of the New World ants of the genus Platythyrea Roger 1863 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)" (2013). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI1551264.
http://digitalcommons.utep.edu/dissertations/AAI1551264

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