Polyrhachis vicina

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


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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: Myanmar.

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

  • vicina. Polyrhachis vicina Roger, 1863b: 7.
    • Replacement name for Polyrhachis affinis Smith, F. 1858b: 63. [Junior secondary homonym of Formica affinis Le Guillou, 1842: 314.]
    • [Misspelled as ircina by Chapman & Capco, 1951: 292.]
    • Combination in P. (Myrmhopla): Emery, 1925b: 197.
    • Junior synonym of dives: Wang, C. & Wu, 1991: 599; Bolton, 1995b: 358; Dorow, 1995: 52; Zhou, 2001b: 191.
    • Status as species: Mayr, 1886c: 357; Emery, 1896d: 381 (in list); Emery, 1925b: 197; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 292; Tang, J., Li, et al. 1995: 121; Karmaly, 2004: 544; Bharti, Guénard, et al. 2016: 32.
  • affinis. Polyrhachis affinis Smith, F. 1858b: 63 (w.) MYANMAR.
    • [Junior secondary homonym of Formica affinis Le Guillou, 1842: 314.]
    • Status as species: Mayr, 1863: 443; Smith, F. 1871a: 311; Dalla Torre, 1893: 258; Bingham, 1903: 396; Mathew & Tiwari, 2000: 358 (error).
    • Replacement name: Polyrhachis vicina Roger, 1863b: 7.



  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 197, Combination in P. (Myrmhopla))
  • Le Guillou, E. J. F. 1842 [1841]. Catalogue raisonné des insectes hyménoptères recueillis dans le voyage de circumnavigation des corvettes l'Astrolabe et la Zélée. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 10: 311-324 (page 314, Junior secondary homonym of affinis)
  • 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 7, Polyrhachis)
  • Smith, F. 1858a. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae. London: British Museum, 216 pp. (page 63, Replacement name for affinis)
  • Wang, C.; Wu, J. 1991. Taxonomic studies on the genus Polyrhachis Mayr of China (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). For. Res. 4: 596-601 (page 599, Junior synonym of dives)