Polyrhachis gab

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Polyrhachis gab
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Polyrhachis
Subgenus: Chariomyrma
Species: P. gab
Binomial name
Polyrhachis gab
Forel, 1879

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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

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.

  • gab. Polyrhachis guerini r. gab. Forel, 1879a: 116 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Combination in, P. (Chariomyrma): Forel, 1915b: 108. Raised to species: Dalla Torre, 1893: 262; Emery 1897d: 584 (in key). See also: Kohout, 1988a: 50.
  • tripellis. Polyrhachis (Chariomyrma) gab var. tripellis Forel, 1915b: 108 (w.q.) AUSTRALIA. Junior synonym of gab: Bolton, 1974b: 173; of senilis: Kohout, 1988a: 50.

Type Material

  • Polyrhachis guerini gab Forel, 1880: Syntype, Australia, Australia, museum unknown (probably MHNG (Geneva)).



  • Dalla Torre, K. W. von. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. (page 262, Raised to species)
  • Emery, C. 1897e. Viaggio di Lamberto Loria nella Papuasia orientale. XVIII. Formiche raccolte nella Nuova Guinea dal Dott. Lamberto Loria. [concl.]. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. 38[=(2(18): 577-594 (page 584, Raised to species (in key))
  • Forel, A. 1879a. Études myrmécologiques en 1879 (deuxième partie [1re partie en 1878]). Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 16: 53-128 (page 116, worker described)
  • Forel, A. 1915b. Results of Dr. E. Mjöbergs Swedish Scientific Expeditions to Australia 1910-13. 2. Ameisen. Ark. Zool. 9(1 16: 1-119 (page 108, Combination in P. (Chariomyrma))
  • Kohout, R. J. 1988a. New nomenclature of the Australian ants of the Polyrhachis gab Forel species complex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Formicinae). Aust. Entomol. Mag. 15: 49-52 (page 50, see also)