Polyrhachis decipiens

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Polyrhachis decipiens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Polyrhachis
Subgenus: Myrma
Species: P. decipiens
Binomial name
Polyrhachis decipiens
Roger, 1863

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Specimen Labels

Synonyms

Identification

A member of the Polyrhachis relucens species group in the subgenus Myrma

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Indonesia (type locality).

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.

  • decipiens. Polyrhachis decipiens Roger, 1863a: 156 (w.) INDONESIA (Batjan I.). Combination in P. (Myrma): Emery, 1925b: 202. Subspecies of relucens: Emery, 1897d: 580. Revived status as species and senior synonym of restituta, conclusa: Kohout, 1998: 521.
  • conclusa. Polyrhachis restituta var. conclusa Viehmeyer, 1913: 151, fig. (w.) INDONESIA (Sulawesi) (in copal). Combination in P. (Myrma): Emery, 1925b: 202. Junior synonym of decipiens: Kohout, 1998: 521.
  • restituta. Polyrhachis restituta Viehmeyer, 1913: 149, fig. (w.) INDONESIA (Sulawesi) (in copal). Combination in P. (Myrma): Emery, 1925b: 202. Junior synonym of decipiens: Kohout, 1998: 521.

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) - Syntype workers. INDONESIA, Batjan I., Berlin Museum für Naturkunde der Humboldt-Universität (examined).

References

  • Emery, C. 1897e. Viaggio di Lamberto Loria nella Papuasia orientale. XVIII. Formiche raccolte nella Nuova Guinea dal Dott. Lamberto Loria. [concl.]. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. 38[=(2(18): 577-594 (page 580, Subspecies of relucens)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 202, Combination in P. (Myrma))
  • Kohout, R. J. 1998. New synonyms and nomenclatural changes in the ant genus Polyrhachis Fr. Smith (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Formicinae). Mem. Qld. Mus. 42: 505-531 (page 521, Revived status as species and senior synonym of restituta and conclusa)
  • 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
  • Roger, J. 1863a. Die neu aufgeführten Gattungen und Arten meines Formiciden-Verzeichnisses nebst Ergänzung einiger früher gegebenen Beschreibungen. Berl. Entomol. Z. 7: 131-214 (page 156, worker described)