Polyrhachis sculpturata

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Polyrhachis sculpturata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Polyrhachis
Subgenus: Myrma
Species: P. sculpturata
Binomial name
Polyrhachis sculpturata
Smith, F., 1860



Specimen Label


Numerous specimens have been collected from malaise traps.


A member of the Polyrhachis relucens species group.

Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Borneo, Indonesia (type locality), Malaysia, Philippines, Sulawesi.
Oriental Region: India.

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.

  • sculpturata. Polyrhachis sculpturatus Smith, F. 1860a: 70 (w.q.) INDONESIA (Sulawesi). Combination in P. (Myrma): Wheeler, W.M. 1919e: 124. Senior synonym of hamulata: Kohout, 1988: 524. Current subspecies: nominal plus javaniana, siamensis.
  • hamulata. Polyrhachis sumatrensis r. hamulata Emery, 1887a: 234 (w.q.) INDONESIA (Sulawesi). Combination in P. (Myrma): Emery, 1925b: 203. Raised to species: Dalla Torre, 1893: 263; Bingham, 1903: 406. Subspecies of sumatrensis: Emery, 1925b: 203. Junior synonym of sculpturata: Kohout, 1988: 524.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.


Type Material

Kohout (2008) - Syntype worker, queen. INDONESIA, SULAWESI, Makassar (A. R. Wallace), Oxford University Museum of Natural History (examined).

The following notes on F. Smith type specimens have been provided by Barry Bolton (details):

Polyrhachis sculpturatus

One worker syntype and one alate queen syntype in Oxford University Museum of Natural History; one worker syntype in The Natural History Museum. Labelled “Mak.” (= Makassar, Sulawesi), the queen with a Donisthorpe type-label.