Primary type information: Type-material: holotype queen. Type-locality: South Africa: Cape of Good Hope (F. Smith). Type-depository: BMNH. Type notes: 1) Holotype is badly damaged. 2) Type-locality is incorrect, probably mislabelled; Paltothyreus tarsatus is absent from this area.
- Smith, F. 1858a. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae. London: British Museum, 216 pp. PDF