Polyrhachis paracamponota

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Polyrhachis paracamponota
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Polyrhachis
Subgenus: Myrma
Species: P. paracamponota
Binomial name
Polyrhachis paracamponota
Wang, C. & Wu, J., 1991

Identification

A member of the Polyrhachis parabiotica species group.

P. paracamponota is allied to Polyrhachis parabiotica from the Philippines, but differed in having the pronotum armed with two humeral teeth, not spines.

Chen et al. (2013) suggest this species belongs to Camponotus rather than Polyrhachis.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: China (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.

  • paracamponota. Polyrhachis paracamponota Wang, C. & Wu, 1991: 599, figs. 3, 7 (w.) CHINA. Combination in P. (Myrma): Dorow, 1995: 37. See also: Kohout, 2006d: 162.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.

Description

Kohout (2006) - Dimensions of holotype: TL 6.46; HL 1.95; HW 1.65; CI 85; SL 2.53; SI 153; PW 1.40; MTL 2.74 (after Wang and Wu 1991).

Type Material

Kohout (2006) - Holotype worker in RIFC. China,.Ningming Co,. Guangxi Autonomous Region (Zhang Peiyi), [Not examined].

References

  • Chen, Z.L., Zhou, S.Y., Ye, D.D., Chen, Y. & Lu, C.W. 2013. Molecular phylogeny of the ant subfamily Formicinae from China based on mitochondrial genes. Sociobiology 60(2), 135-144 (DOI: 10.13102/sociobiology.v60i2.135-144).
  • 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 37, Combination in P. (Myrma))
  • Kohout, R.J. 2006d. New species of the Polyrhachis (Myrma) parabiotica species group from the Philippines. Australian Entomologist. 33:155-163. PDF
  • Wang, C.; Wu, J. 1991. Taxonomic studies on the genus Polyrhachis Mayr of China (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). For. Res. 4: 596-601 (page 599, figs. 3, 7 worker described)