Polyrhachis lycidas

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Polyrhachis lycidas
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Polyrhachis rixosa)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Polyrhachis
Species: Polyrhachis lycidas
Smith, F., 1861

This taxon is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Polyrhachis rixosa.

Nomenclature

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

  • lycidas. Polyrhachis lycidas Smith, F. 1861b: 43, pl. 1, fig. 23 (w.) INDONESIA (Sulawesi). Mayr, 1867a: 58 (q.). Combination in P. (Myrma): Wheeler, W.M. 1919e: 123. Junior synonym of rixosa: Kohout, 1998: 523.

References

  • 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 523, Junior synonym of rixosa)
  • Mayr, G. 1867a. Adnotationes in monographiam formicidarum Indo-Neerlandicarum. Tijdschr. Entomol. 10: 33-117 (page 58, queen described)
  • Smith, F. 1861b. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects collected by Mr. A. R. Wallace in the islands of Ceram, Celebes, Ternate, and Gilolo. [part]. J. Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. Zool. 6: 36-48 (page 43, pl. 1, fig. 23 worker described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1919f. The ants of Borneo. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 63: 43-147 (page 123, Combination in P. (Myrma))