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Species: Polyrhachis numeria   Smith, 1861 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Polyrhachis numeria Smith, 1861b PDF: 42, pl. 1, fig. 25 (w.) INDONESIA (Sulawesi). Indomalaya. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Kohout, 2013 PDF: 163 (w.q.).
Combination in Polyrhachis (Myrma): Emery, 1925d PDF: 201.
Senior synonym of Polyrhachis schizospina: Kohout, 1998: 527.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: India, Indonesia
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Smith, F., 1861, Catalogue of hymenopterous insects collected by Mr. A. R. Wallace in the Islands of Ceram, Celebes, Ternate, and Gilolo., Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London, Zoology 6, pp. 36-48

20. Polyrhachis numeriaHNS,

P. niger; thorace supra deplanato, spinis duabus anterioribus; abdominis squamula spinis duabus erectis acutis, utraque ad basin minute unispinulosa.

Worker. Length 3 lines. Black, and covered with silky cinereous pile; the thorax flattened above, and slightly curved longitudinally to the verge of the truncation of the metathorax, the spines on the prothorax stout, short and acute; the margins of the thorax slightly raised. Abdomen globose, truncate at the base: the node of the peduncle broad, transverse above with an erect spine at each lateral angle, and, a shorter acute spine outside at their base. (Pl. I, fig. 19.)

Hab. Celebes (Tondano).

Specimen Habitat Summary

Type specimens: Holotype of Polyrhachis numeria: casent0901872

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