Polyrhachis mentor

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Polyrhachis mentor
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Polyrhachis
Subgenus: Chariomyrma
Species: P. mentor
Binomial name
Polyrhachis mentor
Forel, 1901

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Specimen Label



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: New Guinea.

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Distribution based on specimens

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The above specimen data are provided by AntWeb. Please see Polyrhachis mentor for further details




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

  • mentor. Polyrhachis mentor Forel, 1901b: 31 (w.) NEW GUINEA (Bismarck Archipelago). Junior synonym of limbata: Viehmeyer, 1914b: 54. Revived from synonymy: Kohout, 1998: 512.



  • Forel, A. 1901c. Formiciden aus dem Bismarck-Archipel, auf Grundlage des von Prof. Dr. F. Dahl gesammelten Materials. Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berl. 2: 4-37 (page 31, 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 512, Revived from synonymy)
  • Viehmeyer, H. 1914b [1913]. Neue und unvollständig bekannte Ameisen der alten Welt. Arch. Naturgesch. (A)79(1 12: 24-60 (page 54, Junior synonym of limbata)