Polyrhachis waigeuensis

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Polyrhachis waigeuensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Polyrhachis
Subgenus: Myrmhopla
Species: P. waigeuensis
Binomial name
Polyrhachis waigeuensis
Donisthorpe, 1943

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: New Guinea (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.

  • waigeuensis. Polyrhachis (Myrmhopla) arcuspinosa subsp. waigeuensis Donisthorpe, 1943d: 467 (w.) NEW GUINEA. Junior synonym of sexspinosa: Bolton, 1975c: 12. Revived from synonymy and raised to species: Kohout, 1998: 519.



  • Bolton, B. 1975c. The sexspinosa-group of the ant genus Polyrhachis F. Smith (Hym. Formicidae). J. Entomol. Ser. B 44: 1-14 (page 12, Junior synonym of sexspinosa)
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1943e. The ants (Hym., Formicidae) of Waigeu Island, North Dutch New Guinea. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 11(10): 433-475 (page 467, worker described)
  • 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 519, Revived from synonymy and raised to species)