Polyrhachis hungi

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Polyrhachis hungi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Polyrhachis
Subgenus: Hedomyrma
Species: P. hungi
Binomial name
Polyrhachis hungi
Bolton, 1974

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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

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.

  • nitens. Polyrhachis (Hedomyrma) nitens Donisthorpe, 1944c: 65 (w.) NEW GUINEA. [Junior primary homonym of nitens Donisthorpe, above.] Replacement name: hungi Bolton, 1974b: 175.
  • hungi. Polyrhachis hungi Bolton, 1974b: 175. Replacement name for nitens Donisthorpe, 1944c: 65. [Junior primary homonym of nitens Donisthorpe, 1943d: 464.]



  • Bolton, B. 1974b [1973]. New synonymy and a new name in the ant genus Polyrhachis F. Smith (Hym., Formicidae). Entomol. Mon. Mag. 109: 172-180 (page 175, Replacement name for nitens)
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1943e. The ants (Hym., Formicidae) of Waigeu Island, North Dutch New Guinea. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 11(10): 433-475 (page 464, pimary homonym)
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1944c. A new subgenus and three new species of Polyrhachis F. Smith (Hym., Formicidae). Entomol. Mon. Mag. 80: 64-66 (page 65, [Junior primary homonym of nitens Donisthorpe, 1943d: 464.])