Polyrhachis luteogaster

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Polyrhachis luteogaster
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Polyrhachis
Subgenus: Myrmatopa
Species: P. luteogaster
Binomial name
Polyrhachis luteogaster
Kohout, 2012

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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.

  • luteogaster. Polyrhachis (Myrmatopa) luteogaster Kohout, 2012: 35. Replacement name for rufiventris Emery, 1911: 256. [Junior primary homonym of rufiventris Forel, 1911: 391.]
  • rufiventris. Polyrhachis alpheus var. rufiventris Emery, 1911c: 256 (w.q.) NEW GUINEA. [Junior primary homonym of rufiventris Forel, above (Bolton, 1995b: 355).] Replacement name: luteogaster Kohout, 2012: 35. Combination in P. (Myrmatopa): Emery, 1925b: 180.

Polyrhachis alpheus rufiventris type material.

Note: The two syntype specimens in the Emery collection (MSNG) are card-mounted on a single pin. Both are in relatively good condition, although one has the head detached from the body. The specimens are furnished with the following hand written original labels: 'N. Guinea, Merauke' and 'Polyrhachis alpheus F. Sm. var. rufiventris Emery'. Also attached are the following printed labels of later origin: 'SYNTYPI, Polyrhachis alpheus var. rufiventris C. Emery, 1911' (red tag) and 'MUSEO GENOVA coll. C. Emery (dono 1925)' (Kohout, 2012).



  • Emery, C. 1911g. Formicidae. Résultats de l'expédition scientifique néerlandaise à la Nouvelle-Guinée en 1907 et 1909 sous les auspices de Dr. H. A. Lorentz. Nova Guin. 9: 249-259 (page 256, worker, queen described)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 180, Combination in P. (Myrmatopa))
  • Kohout, R.J. 2012. A review of the Australian Polyrhachis ants of the subgenera Myrma Billberg, Myrmatopa Forel, Myrmothrinax Forel and Polyrhachis Fr. Smith (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Formicinae). Memoirs of the Queensland Museum – Nature 56(1): 25-59.