Polyrhachis strictifrons

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Polyrhachis strictifrons
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Polyrhachis
Subgenus: Myrmhopla
Species: P. strictifrons
Binomial name
Polyrhachis strictifrons
Emery, 1898

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Specimen labels

Nothing is known about the biology of Polyrhachis strictifrons.


A member of the Polyrhachis armata species group.

Kohout (2008) - The single workers from Kalabat and Wolasi are the only specimens I have ever seen in addition to the types. Both specimens are very similar to the syntypes and the only noticeable difference relates to the petiole. The lateral petiolar spines in the modern specimens diverse more strongly from their bases and their intercalary teeth are shorter than those of the syntypes.

Keys including this Species


Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 1.466666667° to -4.85°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Indonesia (type locality), Sulawesi.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • strictifrons. Polyrhachis strictifrons Emery, 1898b: 242, fig. 14 (w.) INDONESIA (Sulawesi). Combination in P. (Myrmhopla): Emery, 1925b: 196.

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 workers. INDONESIA, SULAWESI, Toli-Toli (H. Fruhstorfer), Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Genoa (examined). Dorow (1995:61) followed Emery (1925:196) in stating that P. strictifrons was “described on a female”, however, both syntypes are workers.


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Emery C. 1898. Descrizioni di formiche nuove malesi e australiane. Note sinonimiche. Rendiconti delle Sessioni della Reale Accademia delle Scienze dell'Istituto di Bologna (n.s.)2: 231-245.
  • Emery C. 1901. Formiciden von Celebes. Zoologische Jahrbücher. Abteilung für Systematik, Geographie und Biologie der Tiere 14:565-580.
  • Kohout, R. J. 2008. A review of the Polyrhachis ants of Sulawesi with keys and descriptions of new species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Formicinae). Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 52:255-317.
  • Robson Simon Database Polyrhachis -05 Sept 2014