Polyrhachis aurita

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Polyrhachis aurita
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Polyrhachis
Subgenus: Chariomyrma
Species: P. aurita
Binomial name
Polyrhachis aurita
Emery, 1911

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: New Guinea (type locality).

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.

  • aurita. Polyrhachis aurita Emery, 1911b: 538 (w.) NEW GUINEA. Combination in P. (Chariomyrma): Emery, 1925b: 187. Senior synonym of longispina, schlaginhaufeni: Kohout, 1998: 510.
  • longispina. Polyrhachis schlaginhaufeni var. longispina Viehmeyer, 1912: 12 (w.) NEW GUINEA. [Misspelled as longispinosa by Emery, 1925b: 187.] Subspecies of aurita: Bolton, 1995b: 352. Junior synonym of aurita: Kohout, 1998: 510.
  • schlaginhaufeni. Polyrhachis schlaginhaufeni Viehmeyer, 1912: 12, fig. 16 (w.) NEW GUINEA. Combination in P. (Chariomyrma): Emery, 1925b: 187. Subspecies of aurita: Viehmeyer, 1914b: 54. Junior synonym of aurita: Kohout, 1998: 510.



  • Emery, C. 1911f. Formicidae. Résultats de l'expédition scientifique néerlandaise à la Nouvelle-Guinée en 1903 sous les auspices de Arthur Wichmann. Nova Guin. 5: 531-539 (page 538, worker described)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 187, Combination in P. (Chariomyrma))
  • 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 510, Senior synonym of longispina and schlaginhaufeni)