Polyrhachis excitata

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

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Specimen Labels

The holotype from copal is apparently the only specimen of P. excitata known.


A member of the Polyrhachis schang species group.

Keys including this Species


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 Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • excitata. Polyrhachis excitata Viehmeyer, 1913: 147, fig. (w.) INDONESIA (Sulawesi) (in copal). Combination in P. (Myrmatopa): Emery, 1925b: 181. Subspecies of schang: Viehmeyer, 1914b: 48. Revived status as species: Kohout, 1998: 507.

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) - Holotype worker. INDONESIA, SULAWESI (in copal), Berlin Museum für Naturkunde der Humboldt-Universität (examined).


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Chapman, J. W., and Capco, S. R. 1951. Check list of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Asia. Monogr. Inst. Sci. Technol. Manila 1: 1-327
  • Kohout R. J. 1998. New synonyms and nomenclatural changes in the ant genus Polyrhachis Fr. Smith (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Formicinae). Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 42: 505-531
  • Kohout, R. J. 2008. A review of the Polyrhachis ants of Sulawesi with keys and descriptions of new species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Formicinae). Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 52:255-317.
  • Viehmeyer H. 1913. Ameisen aus dem Kopal von Celebes. Stettiner Entomologische Zeitung 74: 141-155.