Polyrhachis inconspicua

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Polyrhachis inconspicua
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Polyrhachis
Subgenus: Campomyrma
Species: P. inconspicua
Binomial name
Polyrhachis inconspicua
Emery, 1887

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Specimen Labels

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Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • inconspicua. Polyrhachis inconspicua Emery, 1887a: 225 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Combination in P. (Campomyrma): Emery, 1925b: 179. Senior synonym of thalia: Taylor, 1989a: 24.
  • thalia. Polyrhachis thalia Forel, 1902h: 530 (q.) AUSTRALIA. Combination in P. (Campomyrma): Forel, 1915b: 114. Junior synonym of inconspicua: Taylor, 1989a: 24.

Type Material

Description

References

  • Emery, C. 1887a [1886]. Catalogo delle formiche esistenti nelle collezioni del Museo Civico di Genova. Parte terza. Formiche della regione Indo-Malese e dell'Australia. [part]. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. 24[=(2)(4): 209-240 (page 225, worker described)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 179, Combination in P. (Campomyrma))
  • Taylor, R. W. 1989a. The nomenclature and distribution of some Australian ants of the genus Polyrhachis Fr Smith (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Formicinae). J. Aust. Entomol. Soc. 28: 23-27 (page 24, Senior synonym of thalia)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Andersen A. N. 1993. Ant communities in the Gulf Region of Australia's semi-arid tropics: species composition, patterns of organisation, and biogeography. Australian Journal of Zoology 41: 399-414.
  • Andersen A. N., B. D. Hoffmann, and S. Oberprieler. 2016. Diversity and biogeography of a species-rich ant fauna of the Australian seasonal tropics. Insect Science DOI 10.1111/1744-7917.12402
  • Andersen A. N., J. C. Z. Woinarski, and B. Hoffman. 2004. Biogeography of the ant fauna of the Tiwi Islands, in northern Australia's moonsoonal tropics. Australian Journal of Zoology 52: 97-110.
  • Andersen A. N., R. R. Ribbons, M. Pettit, and C. L. Parr. 2014. Burning for biodiversity: highly resilient ant communities respond only to strongly contrasting fire regimes in Australia’s seasonal tropics. Journal of Applied Ecology 51: 1406–1413.
  • Andersen, Alan N., John C.Z. Woinarski and Ben D. Hoffman. 2004. Biogeography of the ant fauna of the Tiwi Islands, in northern Australia's monsoonal tropics. Australian Journal of Zoology 52: 97-110.
  • Gruber M. A. M., B. D. Hoffmann, P. A. Ritchie, and P. J. Lester. 2012. Genetic diversity is positively associated with fine-scale momentary abundance of an invasive ant. Ecology and Evolution 2(9): 2091-2105.
  • Heterick B. E., B. Durrant, and N. R. Gunawardene. 2010. The ant fauna of the Pilbara Bioregion, Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 78: 157-167.
  • Kohout R. J. 2000. A review of the distribution of the Polyrhachis and Echinopla ants of the Queensland wet tropics (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Formicinae). Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 46: 183-209
  • Taylor R. W. 1989. The nomenclature and distribution of some Australian ants of the genus Polyrhachis Fr Smith (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Formicinae). Journal of the Australian Entomological Society 28: 23-27.
  • Viehmeyer H. 1912. Ameisen aus Deutsch Neuguinea gesammelt von Dr. O. Schlaginhaufen. Nebst einem Verzeichnisse der papuanischen Arten. Abhandlungen und Berichte des Königlichen Zoologischen und Anthropologische-Ethnographischen Museums zu Dresden 14: 1-26.
  • Wheeler, William Morton.1935.Checklist of the Ants of Oceania.Occasional Papers 11(11): 3-56