Polyrhachis hookeri

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Polyrhachis hookeri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Polyrhachis
Subgenus: Chariomyrma
Species: P. hookeri
Binomial name
Polyrhachis hookeri
Lowne, 1865

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Australasian Region: Australia (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.

  • hookeri. Polyrhachis hookeri Lowne, 1865b: 334 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1953e: 206 (l.); Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1968: 220 (l.). Combination in P. (Chariomyrma): Forel, 1915b: 109. Senior synonym of aerea: Kohout & Taylor, 1990: 515; of cataulacoidea: Kohout, 1994a: 136.
  • aerea. Polyrhachis hookeri var. aerea Forel, 1902h: 521 (w.q.m.) AUSTRALIA. Combination in P. (Chariomyrma): Emery, 1925b: 186. Junior synonym of hookeri: Kohout & Taylor, 1990: 515.
  • cataulacoidea. Polyrhachis cataulacoidea Stitz, 1911a: 377, fig. 23 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Combination in P. (Chariomyrma): Emery, 1925b: 186. Junior synonym of hookeri: Kohout, 1994a: 136.

Type Material



  • 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 109, Combination in P. (Chariomyrma))
  • Kohout, R. J. 1994a. New synonymy of three Australian ants (Formicidae: Formicinae: Polyrhachis). Mem. Qld. Mus. 35: 135-136 (page 136, Senior synonym of cataulacoides)
  • Kohout, R. J.; Taylor, R. W. 1990. Notes on Australian ants of the genus Polyrhachis Fr. Smith, with a synonymic list of the species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Formicinae). Mem. Qld. Mus. 28: 509-522 (page 515, Senior synonym of aerea)
  • Lowne, B. T. 1865b. Contributions to the natural history of Australian ants. Entomologist 2: 331-336 (page 334, worker described)
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1953e. The ant larvae of the subfamily Formicinae. Part II. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 46: 175-217 (page 206, larva described)
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1968a. The ant larvae of the subfamily Formicinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): supplement. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 61: 205-222 (page 220, larva described)