Polyrhachis subfossa

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Polyrhachis subfossa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Polyrhachis
Subgenus: Myrmhopla
Species: P. subfossa
Binomial name
Polyrhachis subfossa
Viehmeyer, 1913

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Specimen Labels


A member of the Polyrhachis bicolor species group.

The two bicolor-group species known from Sulawesi are distinguished as follows:

  • Distinctly bicoloured; head, mesosoma and petiole black with mandibles, antennae, legs, including coxae and gaster orange or light reddish-brow . . . . . Polyrhachis bicolor
  • Unicoloured; body black with only mandibles rusty-red and tibiae dark reddish-brown (in copal) . . . . . Polyrhachis subfossa


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Indonesia (type locality), Sulawesi.

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.

  • subfossa. Polyrhachis subfossa Viehmeyer, 1913: 154, fig. (w.) INDONESIA (Sulawesi) (in copal). Combination in P. (Myrmhopla): Emery, 1925b: 196.

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


Type Material

Kohout (2008) - Holotype worker. INDONESIA, SULAWESI (in copal), SNSD.