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Sadly, RAW is extremely vague on the issue of Knowledge checks regarding creature information. It would be nice to see some additional rules on this (hint, hint).
It is really up to each GM on what info (beyond name) to provide by RAW. Personally, I go with not keeping my players in the dark and provide type and subtypes if a Knowledge check was attempted (essentially at DC 0). But it would be completely within RAW to provide type at a DC of CR + 40, and provide mating habits, size of private parts, and food preferences first. It comes down to how badly you want to screw your players out of their abilities and "cool stuff" and how useless you want to make skill points.
I'd love to see and would gladly purchase a supplement that has four bits of info for every monster in the bestiaries, like the later Monster Manuals had in 3.5. Included could be some greater guidance on what to reveal and when (like type information). If nothing else, it would be a great standardization tool for PFS.