Podomyrma silvicola

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Podomyrma silvicola
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Podomyrma
Species: P. silvicola
Binomial name
Podomyrma silvicola
Smith, F., 1860

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).
Indo-Australian Region: Indonesia (type locality), New Guinea.

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.

  • silvicola. Podomyrma silvicola Smith, F. 1860b: 110 (w.) INDONESIA (Batjan I.). [Misspelled as sylvicola by Mayr, 1863: 443.] Senior synonym of castanea: Taylor, 1999: 174. Current subspecies: nominal plus bicolor, dimidiata.
  • castanea. Podomyrma castanea Stitz, 1911a: 358, fig. 7 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Junior synonym of striata: Viehmeyer, 1914c: 520; of silvicola: Taylor, 1999: 174.

Type Material

The following notes on F. Smith type specimens have been provided by Barry Bolton (details):

Podomyrma silvicola

Two worker syntypes in Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Labelled “Bac 27.”



  • Smith, F. 1860b. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects collected by Mr. A. R. Wallace in the islands of Bachian, Kaisaa, Amboyna, Gilolo, and at Dory in New Guinea. J. Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. Zool. 5(17b)(suppl. to vol. 4 4: 93-143 (page 110, worker described)
  • Taylor, R. W. 1999. Nomenclatural changes in the Australasian ant genus Podomyrma Fredrick Smith (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae). Sociobiology 34: 173-174 (page 174, Senior synonym of castanae)