Polyrhachis radicicola

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Polyrhachis radicicola
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Polyrhachis
Subgenus: Chariomyrma
Species: P. radicicola
Binomial name
Polyrhachis radicicola
Dahl, 1901

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Specimen Labels




Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 0.883333333° to -9.483333333°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: New Guinea.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.




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

  • radicicola. Polyrhachis costulata var. radicicola Dahl, 1901: 15 (w.q.m.) NEW GUINEA (Bismarck Archipelago). [First available use of Polyrhachis aurea r. costulata var. radicicola Forel, 1901b: 32; unavailable name.] Combination in P. (Chariomyrma): Emery, 1925b: 186. Subspecies of costulata: Dorow, 1995: 18. Raised to species and senior synonym of karawaiewi: Kohout, 1998: 513.
  • convexa. Polyrhachis (Chariomyrma) convexa Karavaiev, 1927e: 17, fig. 7 (w.) INDONESIA (Ambon I.). [Junior primary homonym of convexa Roger, above.] Replacement name: karawaiewi Santschi, 1928h: 139.
  • karawaiewi. Polyrhachis (Chariomyrma) karawaiewi Santschi, 1928h: 139. Replacement name for convexa Karavaiev, 1927e: 17. [Junior primary homonym of convexa Roger, 1863a: 153.] Junior synonym of radicicola: Kohout, 1998: 513.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Chapman, J. W., and Capco, S. R. 1951. Check list of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Asia. Monogr. Inst. Sci. Technol. Manila 1: 1-327
  • Dahl F. 1901. Das Leben der Ameisen im Bismarck-Archipel, nach eigenen Beobachtungen vergleichend dargestellt. Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berl. 2: 1-70.
  • Forel A. 1901. Formiciden aus dem Bismarck-Archipel, auf Grundlage des von Prof. Dr. F. Dahl gesammelten Materials. Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berl. 2: 4-37.
  • Janda M., G. D. Alpert, M. L. Borowiec, E. P. Economo, P. Klimes, E. Sarnat, and S. O. Shattuck. 2011. Cheklist of ants described and recorded from New Guinea and associated islands. Available on http://www.newguineants.org/. Accessed on 24th Feb. 2011.
  • Kohout R. J. 1998. New synonyms and nomenclatural changes in the ant genus Polyrhachis Fr. Smith (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Formicinae). Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 42: 505-531
  • Latumahina F., M. Borovanska, N. S. Putra, and M. Janda. 2015. Ants of Ambon Island – diversity survey and checklist. ZooKeys 472: 43–57.
  • Robson Simon Database Polyrhachis -05 Sept 2014
  • 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 W.M. 1935. Check list of the ants of Oceania. Occasional Papers of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum 11(11):1-56.