Polyrhachis phryne

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Polyrhachis phryne
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Polyrhachis
Subgenus: Campomyrma
Species: P. phryne
Binomial name
Polyrhachis phryne
Forel, 1907

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Specimen Labels

Synonyms

Wheeler (1934) Rottnest Island: "Fourteen workers and a deiilated female from a single colony nesting under a stone near Government House (X. 21, '31)."

Identification

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Biology

Castes

Worker

Nomenclature

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

  • phryne. Polyrhachis phryne Forel, 1907a: 41 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Combination in P. (Campomyrma): Emery, 1925b: 179. Senior synonym of sempronia: Taylor, 1989a: 26; of perthensis: Kohout & Taylor, 1990: 517.
  • sempronia. Polyrhachis sempronia Forel, 1907a: 39 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Combination in P. (Campomyrma): Emery, 1925b: 180. Junior synonym of phryne: Taylor, 1989a: 26.
  • perthensis. Polyrhachis (Campomyrma) sidnica var. perthensis Crawley, 1922c: 36 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Wheeler, W.M. 1934d: 163 (q.). Raised to species: Taylor, 1989a: 26. Junior synonym of phryne: Kohout & Taylor, 1990: 517.

Type Material

  • Polyrhachis phryne: Syntype, Mt. Victoria, Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia, museum unknown (prob. MHNG (Geneva) or HNHM (Budapest)).
  • Polyrhachis (Campomyrma) sidnica perthensis Crawley, 1922: Lectotype, worker, Perth, Western Australia, Australia, Oxford University Museum of Natural History.
  • Polyrhachis (Campomyrma) sidnica perthensis Crawley, 1922: Paralectotype, 1 worker, Perth, Western Australia, Australia, Australian National Insect Collection.
  • Polyrhachis (Campomyrma) sidnica perthensis Crawley, 1922: Paralectotype, 8 workers, Perth, Western Australia, Australia, Oxford University Museum of Natural History.
  • Polyrhachis sempronia Forel, 1907: Syntype, Mt. Victoria, Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia, museum unknown (prob. MHNG (Geneva) or HNHM (Budapest)).

Description

References

  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 179, Combination in P. (Campomyrma))
  • Forel, A. 1907d. Formicides du Musée National Hongrois. Ann. Hist.-Nat. Mus. Natl. Hung. 5: 1-42 (page 41, worker described)
  • Kohout, R. J.; Taylor, R. W. 1990. Notes on Australian ants of the genus Polyrhachis Fr. Smith, with a synonymic list of the species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Formicinae). Mem. Qld. Mus. 28: 509-522 (page 517, Senior synonym of perthensis)
  • 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 26, Senior synonym of sempronia)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1934d. Contributions to the fauna of Rottnest Island, Western Australia. No. IX. The ants. J. R. Soc. West. Aust. 20: 137-163.