Polyrhachis fruhstorferi torta

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Polyrhachis fruhstorferi torta
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Polyrhachis
Subgenus: Myrmatopa
Species: P. fruhstorferi
Subspecies: P. fruhstorferi torta
Trinomial name
Polyrhachis fruhstorferi torta
Santschi, 1928



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Indonesia (type locality).

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.

  • arcuata. Polyrhachis (Myrmatopa) fruhstorferi var. arcuata Karavaiev, 1927e: 9 (w.) INDONESIA (Ambon I.). [Junior secondary homonym of arcuata Le Guillou, above.] Replacement name: torta Santschi, 1928h: 139.
  • torta. Polyrhachis (Myrmatopa) fruhstorferi var. torta Santschi, 1928h: 139. Replacement name for arcuata Karavaiev, 1927e: 9. [Junior secondary homonym of arcuata Le Guillou, 1842: 315.

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:

Polyrhachis (Myrmatopa) fruhstorferi Em. var. arcuata Karawajew, 1927

Type locality(-ies): “Ambon, 10.II.1913, ww”.

Original Karawajew label(-s): “Polyrhachis (Myrmatopa) / fruhtstorferi Em. v. torta / Sant. (n. nom.) Amboina, / Karavaev, 2443”.

Material: SYNTYPES, 7 w (newly mounted, IN 314/6/2), 29 w (in alcohol, IN 314/BAMS1/Karaw54).