Smith, F., 1860
Polyrhachis compressicornis appears to be a very rare species that was absent from all recent Sulawesian collections examined. The types in OXUM and a single worker in BMNH are the only specimens I have seen. (Kohout 2008)
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- compressicornis. Polyrhachis compressicornis Smith, F. 1860a: 69 (w.q.) INDONESIA (Sulawesi). Combination in P. (Myrma): Emery, 1925b: 200.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
Kohout (2008) - Syntype worker, queen. INDONESIA, SULAWESI, Makassar (A.R. Wallace), Oxford University Museum of Natural History (examined).
One worker syntype and one dealate queen syntype in Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Labelled “Mak.” (= Makassar, Sulawesi), the worker with a Donisthorpe type-label.
Smith did not give a type-locality in the original description of this species. The only specimens in Oxford University Museum of Natural History that met the original description of this species were these two from Makassar, the worker of which was already regarded as a type by Donisthorpe. I can find no reason to doubt his designation.
- Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 200, Combination in P. (Myrma))
- Kohout, R.J. 2008a. A review of the Polyrhachis ants of Sulawesi with keys and descriptions of new species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Formicinae). Memoirs of the Queensland Museum. 52:255-317. PDF
- Smith, F. 1860a. Descriptions of new species of hymenopterous insects collected by Mr. A. R. Wallace at Celebes. J. Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. Zool. 5(17b)(suppl. to vol. 4 4: 57-93 (page 69, worker, queen described)