Polyrhachis latreillii

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Polyrhachis latreillii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Polyrhachis
Species: P. latreillii
Binomial name
Polyrhachis latreillii
(Guérin-Méneville, 1838)

This taxon is considered to be unidentifiable and its identity is uncertain.



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • latreillii. Formica latreillii Guérin-Méneville, 1838: 205 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Combination in Polyrhachis: Smith, F. 1858b: 73; in P. (Chariomyrma): Emery, 1925b: 187. Unidentifiable taxon, incertae sedis in Polyrhachis: Kohout, 1998: 528.

Type Material



  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 187, Combination in P. (Chariomyrma))
  • Guérin-Méneville, F. E. 1838. Première division. Crustacés, arachnides et insectes. In: Duperrey, L. I. (ed.) Voyage autour du monde, executé par ordre du Roi, sur la corvette de sa Majesté, La Coquille, pendant les années 1822, 1823, 1824 et 1825. Zool (page 205, worker described)
  • Kohout, R. J. 1998. New synonyms and nomenclatural changes in the ant genus Polyrhachis Fr. Smith (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Formicinae). Mem. Qld. Mus. 42: 505-531 (page 528, species inquirenda)
  • Smith, F. 1858a. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae. London: British Museum, 216 pp. (page 73, Combination in Polyrhachis)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Emery, C. "Catalogo delle formiche esistenti nelle collezioni del Museo Civico di Genova. Parte terza. Formiche della regione Indo-Malese e dell'Australia." Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale Giacomo Doria (Genova) (2) 4, no. 24 (1887): 209-258.