Polyrhachis affinis

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Polyrhachis affinis
Scientific classification (junior homonym, replaced by Polyrhachis vicina)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Polyrhachis
Species: Polyrhachis affinis
Smith, F., 1858

This taxon is a junior homonym and has been replaced by Polyrhachis vicina.


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

  • affinis. Polyrhachis affinis Smith, F. 1858b: 63 (w.) MYANMAR.
    • [Junior secondary homonym of Formica affinis Le Guillou, 1842: 314.]
    • Status as species: Mayr, 1863: 443; Smith, F. 1871a: 311; Dalla Torre, 1893: 258; Bingham, 1903: 396; Mathew & Tiwari, 2000: 358 (error).
    • Replacement name: Polyrhachis vicina Roger, 1863b: 7.


  • Roger, J. 1863b. Verzeichniss der Formiciden-Gattungen und Arten. Berl. Entomol. Z. 7(B Beilage: 1-65 (page 7, Replacement name: vicina)
  • Smith, F. 1858a. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae. London: British Museum, 216 pp. (page 63, worker described)
  • Dalla Torre, K. W. von. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. (page 259, Junior synonym of bihamata)
  • Le Guillou, E. J. F. 1842 [1841]. Catalogue raisonné des insectes hyménoptères recueillis dans le voyage de circumnavigation des corvettes l'Astrolabe et la Zélée. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 10: 311-324 (page 314, queen described)
  • Leach, W. E. 1825. Descriptions of thirteen species of Formica and three species of Culex found in the environs of Nice. Zool. J. Lond. 2: 289-293 (page 290, [Unresolved junior primary homonym of Formica affinis Leach, 1825: 290.] )
  • Mayr, G. 1872. Formicidae Borneenses collectae a J. Doria et O. Beccari in territorio Sarawak annis 1865-1867. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. 2: 133-155 (page 139, Junior synonym of bihamata)
  • Roger, J. 1863b. Verzeichniss der Formiciden-Gattungen und Arten. Berl. Entomol. Z. 7(B Beilage: 1-65 (page 7, Combination in Polyrhachis)