Polyrhachis sidnica

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Polyrhachis sidnica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Polyrhachis
Subgenus: Campomyrma
Species: P. sidnica
Binomial name
Polyrhachis sidnica
Mayr, 1866

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • sidnica. Polyrhachis sidnica Mayr, 1866b: 886, pl. 20, fig. 1 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Mayr, 1876: 75 (q.). Combination in P. (Campomyrma): Forel, 1915b: 113. Senior synonym of quadricuspis: Taylor, 1989a: 27. See also: Kohout & Taylor, 1990: 512.
  • quadricuspis. Polyrhachis quadricuspis Mayr, 1870b: 946 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Combination in P. (Campomyrma): Emery, 1925b: 180. Junior synonym of sidnica: Mayr, 1876: 75; Dalla Torre, 1893: 269. Revived from synonymy as subspecies of sidnica: Emery, 1896d: 378. Junior synonym of sidnica: Taylor, 1989a: 27; Kohout & Taylor, 1990: 512.

Type Material



  • Forel, A. 1915b. Results of Dr. E. Mjöbergs Swedish Scientific Expeditions to Australia 1910-13. 2. Ameisen. Ark. Zool. 9(1 16: 1-119 (page 113, Combination in P. (Campomyrma))
  • 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 512, see also)
  • Mayr, G. 1866b. Diagnosen neuer und wenig gekannter Formiciden. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 16: 885-908 (page 886, pl. 20, fig. 1 worker described)
  • Mayr, G. 1876. Die australischen Formiciden. J. Mus. Godeffroy 12: 56-115 (page 75, queen described)
  • 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 27, Senior synonym of quadricuspis)