Polyrhachis senilis

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Polyrhachis senilis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Polyrhachis
Subgenus: Chariomyrma
Species: P. senilis
Binomial name
Polyrhachis senilis
Forel, 1902

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


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

  • senilis. Polyrhachis gab var. senilis Forel, 1902h: 520 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Combination in P. (Chariomyrma): Forel, 1915b: 108. Raised to species and senior synonym of crawleyella, tripellis: Kohout, 1988a: 50.
  • comata. Polyrhachis comata Crawley, 1915b: 237 (w.) AUSTRALIA. [Junior primary homonym of comata Emery, above.] Replacement name: crawleyella Santschi, 1916d: 243.
  • crawleyella. Polyrhachis crawleyella Santschi, 1916d: 243. Replacement name for comata Crawley, 1915b: 237. [Junior primary homonym of comata Emery, 1911b: 538.] Combination in P. (Chariomyrma): Emery, 1925b: 186 (misspelled as crawleyana). Junior synonym of gab: Bolton, 1974b: 173; of senilis: Kohout, 1988a: 50.

Type Material



  • Forel, A. 1902j. Fourmis nouvelles d'Australie. Rev. Suisse Zool. 10: 405-548 (page 520, worker described)
  • Forel, A. 1915b. Results of Dr. E. Mjöbergs Swedish Scientific Expeditions to Australia 1910-13. 2. Ameisen. Ark. Zool. 9(1 16: 1-119 (page 108, Combination in P. (Chariomyrma))
  • Kohout, R. J. 1988a. New nomenclature of the Australian ants of the Polyrhachis gab Forel species complex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Formicinae). Aust. Entomol. Mag. 15: 49-52 (page 50, Raised to species, and senior synonym of crawleyella and tripellis: )