Polyrhachis luteogaster

AntWiki - Where Ant Biologists Share Their Knowledge
Jump to: navigation, search
Polyrhachis luteogaster
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Polyrhachis
Subgenus: Myrmatopa
Species: P. luteogaster
Binomial name
Polyrhachis luteogaster
Kohout, 2012

Polyrhachis luteogaster casent0905567 p 1 high.jpg

Polyrhachis luteogaster casent0905567 d 1 high.jpg

Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: New Guinea (type locality).

Check distribution from AntMaps.

Distribution based on specimens

Loading map...

The above specimen data are provided by AntWeb. Please see Polyrhachis luteogaster for further details




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

  • luteogaster. Polyrhachis (Myrmatopa) luteogaster Kohout, 2012: 35. Replacement name for rufiventris Emery, 1911: 256. [Junior primary homonym of rufiventris Forel, 1911: 391.]
  • rufiventris. Polyrhachis alpheus var. rufiventris Emery, 1911c: 256 (w.q.) NEW GUINEA. [Junior primary homonym of rufiventris Forel, above (Bolton, 1995b: 355).] Replacement name: luteogaster Kohout, 2012: 35. Combination in P. (Myrmatopa): Emery, 1925b: 180.

Polyrhachis alpheus rufiventris type material.

Note: The two syntype specimens in the Emery collection (MSNG) are card-mounted on a single pin. Both are in relatively good condition, although one has the head detached from the body. The specimens are furnished with the following hand written original labels: 'N. Guinea, Merauke' and 'Polyrhachis alpheus F. Sm. var. rufiventris Emery'. Also attached are the following printed labels of later origin: 'SYNTYPI, Polyrhachis alpheus var. rufiventris C. Emery, 1911' (red tag) and 'MUSEO GENOVA coll. C. Emery (dono 1925)' (Kohout, 2012).



  • Emery, C. 1911g. Formicidae. Résultats de l'expédition scientifique néerlandaise à la Nouvelle-Guinée en 1907 et 1909 sous les auspices de Dr. H. A. Lorentz. Nova Guin. 9: 249-259 (page 256, worker, queen described)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 180, Combination in P. (Myrmatopa))
  • Kohout, R.J. 2012. A review of the Australian Polyrhachis ants of the subgenera Myrma Billberg, Myrmatopa Forel, Myrmothrinax Forel and Polyrhachis Fr. Smith (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Formicinae). Memoirs of the Queensland Museum – Nature 56(1): 25-59.