Polyrhachis thrinax

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Polyrhachis thrinax
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Polyrhachis
Subgenus: Myrmothrinax
Species: P. thrinax
Binomial name
Polyrhachis thrinax
Roger, 1863

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  • Polyrhachis thrinax worker from Trivandrum, Kerala, India. Photos by Kalesh Sadasivan.


Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Philippines.
Oriental Region: Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka (type locality), Thailand.
Palaearctic Region: China.

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.

  • thrinax. Polyrhachis thrinax Roger, 1863a: 152 (w.) SRI LANKA. Forel, 1893c: 29 (q.m.); Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1990b: 761 (l.). Combination in P. (Myrmothrinax): Forel, 1915b: 107. [Misspelled as schrinax by Rothney, 1889: 352.] Senior synonym of mucronis: Brown, 1959d: 164. Current subspecies: nominal plus castanea, inconstans, lancearia, lucida, overbecki.
  • mucronis. Polyrhachis (Myrmothrinax) thrinax var. mucronis Donisthorpe, 1942d: 460 (w.) INDIA. Junior synonym of thrinax: Brown, 1959d: 164.



  • Forel, A. 1893e. Les Formicides de l'Empire des Indes et de Ceylan. Part III. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 8: 17-36 (page 29, queen, male 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 107, Combination in P. (Myrmothrinax))
  • Roger, J. 1863a. Die neu aufgeführten Gattungen und Arten meines Formiciden-Verzeichnisses nebst Ergänzung einiger früher gegebenen Beschreibungen. Berl. Entomol. Z. 7: 131-214 (page 152, worker described)
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1990b. Larvae of the formicine ant genus Polyrhachis. Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 116: 753-767 (page 761, larva described)