Primary type information:
Type-material: 1 syntype worker, 1 syntype male. Type-locality: St. Domingo (no further data). Type-depository: not in BMNH, presumed lost.
The syntypes could not be found in BMNH. A queen of this species in BMNH, labelled as type of Platythyrea punctata, is correctly identified but has an incorrect label “P. pilosula Sm.”, and a white, rectangular label “Type. F. Smith coll. 79.22.” The original description of Platythyrea punctata did not mention a queen, and the date, (18)79, is far too late.