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Species: Polyrhachis hector   Smith, 1857 

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Smith, 1859

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Polyrhachis hector Smith, 1857a PDF: 62 (w.) SINGAPORE. Indomalaya. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[Earliest junior synonym of Polyrhachis rubiginosa Le Guillou, 1842 PDF: 316 (junior primary homonym of Polyrhachis rubiginosa Latreille, 1802a: 170) and hence first available replacement name: Dorow, 1995 PDF: 55.].
Senior synonym of Polyrhachis malignus, Polyrhachis reversa: Bolton, 1974b PDF: 174; of Polyrhachis achilles: Dorow, 1995 PDF: 55.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Singapore, Phillipines, India -From Assam-specimen in NHM, London

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Smith, F., 1857, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects collected at Sarawak, Borneo; Mount Ophir, Malacca; and at Singapore, by A. R. Wallace., Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London, Zoology 2, pp. 42-88

14. Polyrhachis HectorHNS.

P. opacus niger; thorace spinis duabus longis acutis antice et postice armato; squama quadrata spinis duabus longis curvatis; abdomine obscure ferrugineo.

Worker. Length 4 lines. Opake-black: delicately shagreened; the head narrowed posteriorly; the thorax armed with two long acute divergent spines in front, and two slightly divergent ones behind; the scale quadrate, with two long divergent spines above which curve backwards; the legs without spines or pubescence, the calcaria black. Abdomen with an obscure ferruginous tinge. Thorax not flattened above.

Hab. Singapore.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in tree trunk, rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times ground foragers (and nest under carton cover on rock face).

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Hand.

Elevations: collected from 36 - 380 meters, 164 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Polyrhachis abdominalis reversa: casent0913691; Holotype of Polyrhachis hector: casent0901811; Holotype of Polyrhachis rubiginosa: casent0913690; Holotype of Polyrhachis malignus: casent0903369; syntype of Polyrhachis achilles: casent0910857; type of Polyrhachis achilles subsp. discrepans: focol2656

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