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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Dolichorhachis
Mann, 1919
Type species
Polyrhachis malaensis

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Specimen Labels

This genus is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Polyrhachis.


The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • DOLICHORHACHIS [junior synonym of Hedomyrma]
    • Dolichorhachis Mann, 1919: 386 [as subgenus of Polyrhachis]. Type-species: Polyrhachis (Dolichorhachis) malaensis, by monotypy.
    • Dolichorhachis junior synonym of Hedomyrma: Dorow, 1995: 26.


  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 124, Dolichorhachis as junior synonym of Hedomyrma)
  • Dorow, W. H. O. 1995. Revision of the ant genus Polyrhachis Smith, 1857 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Formicinae) on subgenus level with keys, checklist of species and bibliography. Cour. Forschungsinst. Senckenb. 185: 1-113 (page 26, Dolichorhachis as junior synonym of Hedomyrma)
  • Emery, C. 1925a [1924]. Notes critiques de myrmécologie. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 64: 177-191 (page 188, Dolichorhachis as subgenus of Polyrhachis)
  • Mann, W. M. 1919. The ants of the British Solomon Islands. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 63: 273-391 (page 386, Dolichorhachis as subgenus of Polyrhachis)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922i. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VII. Keys to the genera and subgenera of ants. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 45: 631-710 (page 702, Dolichorhachis as subgenus of Polyrhachis)