Polyrhachis abdominalis

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Polyrhachis abdominalis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Polyrhachis
Subgenus: Myrmhopla
Species: P. abdominalis
Binomial name
Polyrhachis abdominalis
Smith, F., 1858

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Specimen Label

Synonyms

Specimens from Sulawesi have been collected from fogging samples, with some of these noted from cacao agroforest.

Identification

A member of the Polyrhachis hector species group.

Kohout (2008) - Specimens of Polyrhachis hector feature a set of distinct, spur-like spines along the inner edge of the hind tibia, that are lacking in P. abdominalis. The latter species is also distinctly more slender.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Borneo, Indonesia, Krakatau Islands, Malaysia, Philippines.
Oriental Region: India, Laos, Myanmar (type locality), Thailand.

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • abdominalis. Polyrhachis abdominalis Smith, F. 1858b: 63 (w.) MYANMAR. Combination in P. (Myrmhopla): Wheeler, W.M. 1919e: 130. Junior synonym of hector: Bolton, 1974b: 174. Revived from synonymy and senior synonym of phyllophilus, confinis, discrepans: Dorow, 1995: 54.
  • phyllophilus. Polyrhachis phyllophilus Smith, F. 1860a: 69 (w.) INDONESIA (Sulawesi). Mayr, 1872: 139 (q.); Karavaiev, 1927e: 28 (m.). Combination in P. (Myrmhopla): Emery, 1925b: 192. Junior synonym of abdominalis: Dalla Torre, 1893: 257; Forel, 1893c: 24. Revived from synonymy as subspecies of abdominalis: Emery, 1900d: 714; Forel, 1912n: 71; Karavaiev, 1927e: 28. Material of the nomen nudum monacha referred here by Karavaiev, 1927e: 29. Junior synonym of hector: Bolton, 1974b: 174; of abdominalis: Dorow, 1995: 54.
  • confinis. Polyrhachis achilles var. confinis Forel, 1912n: 76 (w.q.) INDONESIA (Sumatra). Combination in P. (Myrmhopla): Emery, 1925b: 192. Junior synonym of hector: Bolton, 1974b: 174; of abdominalis: Dorow, 1995: 54.
  • discrepans. Polyrhachis achilles subsp. discrepans Forel, 1912n: 76 (w.) INDONESIA (Sumatra). Viehmeyer, 1922: 220 (q.). Combination in P. (Myrmhopla): Emery, 1925b: 192. Junior synonym of hector: Bolton, 1974b: 174; of abdominalis: Dorow, 1995: 54.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.

Description

Type Material

Kohout (2008) - Holotype worker. BURMA, The Natural History Museum (examined).

References