Polyrhachis dives rectispina

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Polyrhachis dives rectispina
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Polyrhachis
Subgenus: Myrmhopla
Species: P. dives
Subspecies: P. dives rectispina
Trinomial name
Polyrhachis dives rectispina
Karavaiev, 1927



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Indonesia (type locality).

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

  • rectispina. Polyrhachis (Myrmhopla) dives var. rectispina Karavaiev, 1927e: 35 (w.) INDONESIA (Ambon I.).

The following notes on V.A. Karavaiev type specimens have been provided by Martynov & Radchenko (2016) based on material held in the Institute of Zoology, Ukrainian Academy of Science:

Type locality(-ies): “Amboina (Nr. 2495 und 2966), zahlreiche ww aus Nestern”.

Original Karawajew label(-s): “Polyrhachis (Myrmhopla) / dives Sm. v. rectispina / Karavaev, typus. / Amboina, 2462. Karavaev”; “Polyrhachis (Myrmhopla) / dives Sm. v. rectispina / Karavaev, typus. / Amboina, 2462. Karavaev” and “Polyrhachis / 2462. Amboina”; “Polyrhachis (Myrmhopla) / dives Sm. var. rectispina / Karavaev, typus. / Amboina, Kara- / vaiум, 2462”.

Material: SYNTYPES, 14 w (newly mounted, IN 314/6/2), 900 w (in alcohol, IN 314/BAMS1/Karaw21, 32–35, 39).

Notes. Karawajew (1927a) recorded as the type series of var. rectispina two nest samples with collecting numbers 2495 and 2966 sampled in Amboina (Indonesia). At the same time (loc. cit.) he determined as P. dives F. Smith workers and queens collected in Java (Tjibodas) with the collecting number 2966; the latter material (workers and queens) is preserved in the Karawajew collection at SIZK. Also in the SIZK collection there are 34 workers with the original Karawajew labels “Amboina, Karawajew, 2462”, “Polyrhachis (Myrmhopla) dives v. rectispina Karaw. typus” that corresponds to the label data from the collection of NMNH NASU. We suppose that in the original publication the number 2966 for the type series of var. rectispina was given erroneously and really should be 2462.