Polyrhachis rufipes

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

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Specimen Labels

Synonyms

Identification

A member of the Polyrhachis furcata species group.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Borneo (type locality), Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines.
Oriental Region: Laos, Myanmar.
Palaearctic Region: China.

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Worker

Queen

Nomenclature

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

  • rufipes. Polyrhachis rufipes Smith, F. 1858b: 66, pl. 4, fig. 28 (w.) BORNEO. Combination in P. (Myrmhopla): Emery, 1925b: 196. Senior synonym of exasperatus, oblisa, phipsoni: Bolton, 1974b: 178.
  • exasperatus. Polyrhachis exasperatus Smith, F. 1861b: 41, pl. 1, fig. 16 (w.) INDONESIA (Sulawesi). Viehmeyer, 1916b: 288 (q.). Combination in P. (Myrmhopla): Emery, 1925b: 193. Junior synonym of rufipes: Bolton, 1974b: 178.
  • phipsoni. Polyrhachis phipsoni Forel, 1894c: 399 (w.) MYANMAR. Combination in P. (Myrmhopla): Emery, 1925b: 193. Subspecies of rufipes: Forel, 1911e: 297; Emery, 1925b: 193. Junior synonym of rufipes: Bolton, 1974b: 178.
  • oblisa. Polyrhachis exasperata var. oblisa Forel, 1911d: 395 (w.) WEST MALAYSIA. Combination in P. (Myrmhopla): Emery, 1925b: 193. Junior synonym of rufipes: Bolton, 1974b: 178.

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

Description

Type Material

Kohout (2008) - Holotype worker. BORNEO, SARAWAK, The Natural History Museum (examined).

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

Polyrhachis exasperatus

One worker syntype in Oxford University Museum of Natural History; one worker syntype in The Natural History Museum. Labelled “Tond.” (= Tondano, Sulawesi), and with the figure “2” written in pencil, bottom right on the stage card. Oxford University Museum of Natural History syntype with a Donisthorpe type-label.

References