Polyrhachis radicicola

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Polyrhachis radicicola
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Polyrhachis
Subgenus: Chariomyrma
Species: P. radicicola
Binomial name
Polyrhachis radicicola
Dahl, 1901

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: New Guinea.

Distribution based on AntMaps


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

  • radicicola. Polyrhachis costulata var. radicicola Dahl, 1901: 15 (w.q.m.) NEW GUINEA (Bismarck Archipelago). [First available use of Polyrhachis aurea r. costulata var. radicicola Forel, 1901b: 32; unavailable name.] Combination in P. (Chariomyrma): Emery, 1925b: 186. Subspecies of costulata: Dorow, 1995: 18. Raised to species and senior synonym of karawaiewi: Kohout, 1998: 513.
  • convexa. Polyrhachis (Chariomyrma) convexa Karavaiev, 1927e: 17, fig. 7 (w.) INDONESIA (Ambon I.). [Junior primary homonym of convexa Roger, above.] Replacement name: karawaiewi Santschi, 1928h: 139.
  • karawaiewi. Polyrhachis (Chariomyrma) karawaiewi Santschi, 1928h: 139. Replacement name for convexa Karavaiev, 1927e: 17. [Junior primary homonym of convexa Roger, 1863a: 153.] Junior synonym of radicicola: Kohout, 1998: 513.



  • Dahl, F. 1901. Das Leben der Ameisen im Bismarck-Archipel, nach eigenen Beobachtungen vergleichend dargestellt. Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berl. 2: 1-70 (page 15, worker, queen, male described)
  • 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 18, Subspecies of costulata)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 186, 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 513, Raised to species and senior synonym of karavaievi)