Polyrhachis vigilans

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

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: Vietnam.
Palaearctic Region: China (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.

  • vigilans. Polyrhachis vigilans Smith, F. 1858b: 69, pl. 4, fig. 39 (q.) CHINA. Donisthorpe, 1937a: 626 (w.). Combination in P. (Myrma): Emery, 1925b: 204. Senior synonym of pyrgops: Kohout, 1998: 525.
  • pyrgops. Polyrhachis pyrgops Viehmeyer, 1912: 9, fig. 10 (w.) CHINA. Combination in P. (Myrma): Emery, 1925b: 202. Junior synonym of vigilans: Kohout, 1998: 525.



  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 204, Combination in P. (Myrma)koh)
  • 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 525, Senior synonym of pyrgops)
  • Smith, F. 1858a. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae. London: British Museum, 216 pp. (page 69, pl. 4, fig. 39 queen described)