Polyrhachis hirsuta

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Polyrhachis hirsuta
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Polyrhachis
Subgenus: Campomyrma
Species: P. hirsuta
Binomial name
Polyrhachis hirsuta
Mayr, 1876

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

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

  • hirsuta. Polyrhachis hirsuta Mayr, 1876: 75 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Combination in P. (Campomyrma): Emery, 1925b: 179. Senior synonym of quinquedentata: Taylor, 1989a: 24.
  • quinquedentata. Polyrhachis (Campomyrma) hirsuta subsp. quinquedentata Viehmeyer, 1925b: 147 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Junior synonym of hirsuta: Taylor, 1989a: 24.

Type Material



  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 179, Combination in P. (Campomyrma))
  • Mayr, G. 1876. Die australischen Formiciden. J. Mus. Godeffroy 12: 56-115 (page 75, worker described)
  • Taylor, R. W. 1989a. The nomenclature and distribution of some Australian ants of the genus Polyrhachis Fr Smith (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Formicinae). J. Aust. Entomol. Soc. 28: 23-27 (page 24, Senior synonym of quinquedentata)
  • Forel, A. 1918a. Études myrmécologiques en 1917. Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 51: 717-727 (page 727, Replacement name: intricata)
  • Viehmeyer, H. 1914b [1913]. Neue und unvollständig bekannte Ameisen der alten Welt. Arch. Naturgesch. (A)79(1 12: 24-60 (page 58, worker described)