Brown (1978) – Ferruginous yellow in color, with pale yellow legs; the pronotum is striate or rugulose in front and around the sides of the disc, but the center of the disc is smooth and shining. In A. risii and related species, the dorsal inner margin of the mandible is nearly straight and is edentate with a smooth margin, the preapical angle tends to be acute and is directed somewhat apicad as well as mesad, and the intercalary tooth of the apical trio is reduced and situated far out on the ventral apical tooth near its apex, which may thus appear furcate in young specimens. In older specimens, the intercalary tooth may be worn to a nub, or broken off, and scarcely detectable. A representative worker from Kusang, China has HL 1.62, HW 1.44, ML 1.19, scape L 1.58, eye L 0.28 mm; CI 89, MI 73.
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- risii. Anochetus risii Forel, 1900c: 60 (w.) CHINA (Hong Kong).
- Wheeler, W.M. 1927h: 84 (m.); Wheeler, W.M. 1928c: 8 (q.).
- Senior synonym of taiwaniensis: Chen, Yang & Zhou, 2019: 64.
- taiwaniensis. Anochetus taiwaniensis Terayama, 1989a: 26, figs. 1-6 (w.) TAIWAN.
- Junior synonym of risii: Chen, Yang & Zhou, 2019: 64.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
- Brown, W. L., Jr. 1978c. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. Part VI. Ponerinae, tribe Ponerini, subtribe Odontomachiti. Section B. Genus Anochetus and bibliography. Studia Entomologica. 20:549-638. PDF (page 558, senior synonym of gracilis)
- Chen, Z., Yang, Z., Zhou, S. 2019. Review of the ant genus Anochetus Mayr, 1861 (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from China, with revival of the valid status of Anochetus gracilis. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 68: 49–74 (DOI 10.3897/jhr.68.30784).
- Forel, A. 1900d. Les Formicides de l'Empire des Indes et de Ceylan. Part VI. The Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society. 13:52-65. PDF (page 60, worker described)
- Wheeler, W. M. 1927h. Ants collected by Professor F. Silvestri in Indochina. Boll. Lab. Zool. Gen. Agrar. R. Sc. Super. Agric. 20: 83-106 (page 84, male described)
- Wheeler, W. M. 1928c. Ants collected by Professor F. Silvestri in China. Boll. Lab. Zool. Gen. Agrar. R. Sc. Super. Agric. 22: 3-38 (page 8, queen described)