Podomyrma ruficeps

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Podomyrma ruficeps
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Podomyrma
Species: P. ruficeps
Binomial name
Podomyrma ruficeps
Smith, F., 1863

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Indonesia (type locality), New Guinea.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • ruficeps. Podomyrma ruficeps Smith, F. 1863: 20 (w.) INDONESIA (Misool I.). Current subspecies: nominal plus dohertyi, thoracica.

The following notes on F. Smith type specimens have been provided by Barry Bolton (details):

One worker syntype in Oxford University Museum of Natural History, one worker syntype in The Natural History Museum. Oxford University Museum of Natural History syntype labelled “M.” The Natural History Museum syntype labelled “Mysol.”



  • Smith, F. 1863a. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects collected by Mr. A. R. Wallace in the islands of Mysol, Ceram, Waigiou, Bouru and Timor. J. Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. Zool. 7: 6-48 (page 20, worker described)