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

Polyrhachis hungi casent0903339 p 1 high.jpg

Polyrhachis hungi casent0903339 d 1 high.jpg

Specimen Labels




Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -12.71666667° to -12.71666667°.

Tropical South

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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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.



Images from AntWeb

Polyrhachis hungi casent0903339 d 2 high.jpg
Holotype of Polyrhachis hungiWorker. Specimen code casent0903339. Photographer Will Ericson, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by NHMUK, London, UK.


The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • 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.])

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Bolton B. 1974. New synonymy and a new name in the ant genus Polyrhachis F. Smith (Hym., Formicidae). Entomol. Mon. Mag. 109: 172-180
  • Janda M., G. D. Alpert, M. L. Borowiec, E. P. Economo, P. Klimes, E. Sarnat, and S. O. Shattuck. 2011. Cheklist of ants described and recorded from New Guinea and associated islands. Available on http://www.newguineants.org/. Accessed on 24th Feb. 2011.
  • Robson Simon Database Polyrhachis -05 Sept 2014