Polyrhachis mutata

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Polyrhachis mutata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Polyrhachis
Subgenus: Myrmhopla
Species: P. mutata
Binomial name
Polyrhachis mutata
Smith, F., 1858

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Borneo, Indonesia, Malaysia.
Oriental Region: India, Myanmar (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.

  • mutata. Polyrhachis mutatus Smith, F. 1858b: 64, pl. 4, figs. 12, 13 (w.) MYANMAR. Combination in P. (Myrmhopla): Emery, 1925b: 193. Senior synonym of ajax: Bingham, 1903: 399. Junior synonym of hector: Bolton, 1974b: 174. Revived from synonymy: Dorow, 1995: 55.
  • ajax. Polyrhachis mutata r. ajax Forel, 1893c: 32 (w.) MYANMAR. Junior synonym of mutata: Bingham, 1903: 399; Dorow, 1995: 55.



  • Bingham, C. T. 1903. The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Hymenoptera, Vol. II. Ants and Cuckoo-wasps. London: Taylor and Francis, 506 pp. (page 399, Senior synonym of ajax)
  • Bolton, B. 1974b [1973]. New synonymy and a new name in the ant genus Polyrhachis F. Smith (Hym., Formicidae). Entomol. Mon. Mag. 109: 172-180 (page 174, Junior synonym of hector)
  • Dorow, W. H. O. 1995. Revision of the ant genus Polyrhachis Smith, 1857 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Formicinae) on subgenus level with keys, checklist of species and bibliography. Cour. Forschungsinst. Senckenb. 185: 1-113 (page 55, Revived from synonymy)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 193, Combination in P. (Myrmhopla))
  • Smith, F. 1858a. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae. London: British Museum, 216 pp. (page 64, pl. 4, figs. 12, 13 worker described)