Polyrhachis cincta

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Polyrhachis cincta
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Polyrhachis
Subgenus: Myrmothrinax
Species: P. cincta
Binomial name
Polyrhachis cincta
Viehmeyer, 1913

Kohout (2008a) reports the two copal syntypes are the only material known for this species.


A member of the Polyrhachis thrinax species group.

Kohout (2008) - The two thrinax-group species known from Sulawesi are distinguished as follows:

  • Frontal carinae distinctly elevated; propodeal spines upturned; lateral petiolar spines shorter than middle spine, but always present; body generally very dark reddish-brown (in copal) . . . . . Polyrhachis cincta
  • Frontal carinae with margins only narrowly and weakly elevated; propodeal spines horizontal; lateral petiolar spines very short, often rudimentary; body generally very light to medium yellowish-or reddish-brown . . . . . Polyrhachis unicuspis


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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

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.

  • cincta. Polyrhachis dahli var. cincta Viehmeyer, 1913: 149 (w.) INDONESIA (Sulawesi) (in copal). Combination in P. (Myrmothrinax): Emery, 1925b: 183. Raised to species: Kohout, 1998: 510.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.


Type Material

Kohout (2008) - Syntype workers. Type locality: INDONESIA, SULAWESI (in copal), Museum für Tierkunde, Berlin Museum für Naturkunde der Humboldt-Universität (examined).