Polyrhachis atossa aequicuspis

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Polyrhachis atossa aequicuspis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Polyrhachis
Subgenus: Myrmothrinax
Species: P. atossa
Subspecies: P. atossa aequicuspis
Trinomial name
Polyrhachis atossa aequicuspis
Wheeler, W.M., 1919



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Borneo (type locality), Indonesia, Malaysia.

Distribution based on AntMaps


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

  • constructor. Polyrhachis constructor Smith, F. 1858b: 68, pl. 4, fig. 23 (q.) BORNEO. [Junior primary homonym of constructor Smith, above.] Replacement name: aequicuspis Wheeler, W.M. 1919e: 127.
  • aequicuspis. Polyrhachis (Myrmothrinax) aequicuspis Wheeler, W.M. 1919e: 127. Replacement name for constructor Smith, F. 1858b: 68. [Junior primary homonym of constructor Smith, F. 1857a: 60.] Currently subspecies of atossa: Emery, 1925b: 183; Donisthorpe, 1932c: 445.



  • Donisthorpe, H. 1932c. On the identity of Smith's types of Formicidae (Hymenoptera) collected by Alfred Russell Wallace in the Malay Archipelago, with descriptions of two new species. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 10(10): 441-476 (page 445, Variety of atossa)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 183, Variety of atossa)
  • Smith, F. 1858a. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae. London: British Museum, 216 pp. (page 68, [Junior primary homonym of constructor Smith, F. 1857a: 60.])
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1919f. The ants of Borneo. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 63: 43-147 (page 127, Replacement name for constructor)