Polyrhachis eudora

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Polyrhachis eudora
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Polyrhachis
Subgenus: Myrmothrinax
Species: P. eudora
Binomial name
Polyrhachis eudora
Smith, F., 1860

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Specimen Labels

This taxon is considered to be unidentifiable and its identity is uncertain.

Identification

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.

  • eudora. Polyrhachis eudora Smith, F. 1860b: 99, pl. 1, fig. 19 (w.q.) INDONESIA (Batjan I.). Combination in P. (Myrmothrinax): Emery, 1925b: 183. Unidentifiable taxon, incertae sedis in Polyrhachis: Kohout, 1998: 528.

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

TYPE-MATERIAL NOT FOUND. A queen in Oxford University Museum of Natural History and a worker in The Natural History Museum were formerly regarded as syntypes of this species. Both are labelled “Bac.” (= Batjan I.), the locality given by Smith, and the queen has a Donisthorpe type-label. However, it is apparent from Smith’s description and figure that true eudora belongs in subgenus Myrmothrinax, whereas both these specimens are of subgenus Myrma. They are not type-material of eudora.

Description

References

  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 183, Combination in P. (Myrmothrinax))
  • 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 528, Species inquirenda)
  • Smith, F. 1860b. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects collected by Mr. A. R. Wallace in the islands of Bachian, Kaisaa, Amboyna, Gilolo, and at Dory in New Guinea. J. Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. Zool. 5(17b)(suppl. to vol. 4 4: 93-143 (page 99, pl. 1, fig. 19 worker, queen described)