Polyrhachis marginata

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Polyrhachis marginata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Polyrhachis
Subgenus: Chariomyrma
Species: P. marginata
Binomial name
Polyrhachis marginata
Smith, F., 1859

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Specimen Labels

Synonyms

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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

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Distribution based on specimens

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

Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • marginata. Polyrhachis marginatus Smith, F. 1859a: 139 (w.) INDONESIA (Aru I.). Combination in P. (Chariomyrma): Emery, 1925b: 188. Senior synonym of rotundiceps: Kohout, 1998: 512.
  • rotundiceps. Polyrhachis (Chariomyrma) rotundiceps Karavaiev, 1927e: 18, fig. 9 (w.) INDONESIA (Aru I.). Junior synonym of marginata: Kohout, 1998: 512.

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

Polyrhachis marginatus

Holotype worker in Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Labelled “Aroo” (= Aru I., New Guinea) and with a Donisthorpe type-label. Other specimens in Oxford University Museum of Natural History are from Batjan I., Wigeo I. and Halmahera; with a specimen of indeterminate locality “T” (= Timor?).

Description

References

  • Baltazar, C. R. 1966. A catalogue of Philippine Hymenoptera (with a bibliography, 1758-1963). Pac. Insects Monogr. 8: 1-488 (page 275, listed)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 188, Combination in P. (Chariomyrma))
  • 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 512, Senior synonym of rotundiceps)
  • Smith, F. 1859a. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects collected by Mr. A. R. Wallace at the islands of Aru and Key. [part]. J. Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. Zool. 3: 132-158 (page 139, worker described)