Polyrhachis litigiosa

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Polyrhachis litigiosa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Polyrhachis
Subgenus: Myrma
Species: P. litigiosa
Binomial name
Polyrhachis litigiosa
Emery, 1897

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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

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.

  • litigiosa. Polyrhachis relucens subsp. litigiosa Emery, 1897d: 581 (w.) NEW GUINEA. Combination in P. (Myrma): Mann, 1919: 380. Raised to species and senior synonym of pruinosula: Kohout, 1998: 522.
  • pruinosa. Polyrhachis (Myrma) sericata subsp. pruinosa Karavaiev, 1927e: 48 (w.) INDONESIA (Aru I.). [Junior primary homonym of pruinosa Mayr, above.] Replacement name: pruinosula Santschi, 1928h: 139.
  • pruinosula. Polyrhachis (Myrma) sericata var. pruinosula Santschi, 1928h: 139. Replacement name for pruinosa Karavaiev, above. [Junior primary homonym of pruinosa Mayr, 1872: 142. Junior synonym of litigiosa: Kohout, 1998: 522.

The following notes on V.A. Karavaiev type specimens have been provided by Martynov & Radchenko (2016) based on material held in the Institute of Zoology, Ukrainian Academy of Science:

Polyrhachis (Myrma) sericata Guér. subsp. pruinosa Karawajew, 1927.

Type locality(-ies): “Wammar, Aru, 19.III.1913 (Nr. 2618), zahlreiche ww”.

Original Karawajew label(-s): “Polyrhachis (Myrma) / sericata Guér. subsp. / pruinosula Sant. (n. nom.) / Aru, Karavaev, 2618”.

Material: SYNTYPES, 7 w (newly mounted, IN 314/6/1), 17 w (in alcohol, IN 314/BAMS1/Karaw50).