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Species: Polyrhachis rufofemorata   Smith, 1859 

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Polyrhachis rufofemorata atra

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 1 valid subspecies

Polyrhachis rufofemoratus Smith, 1859a PDF: 142 (w.) INDONESIA (Aru I.). Indomalaya. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Kohout, 1989 PDF: 514 (w.q.).
Combination in Polyrhachis (Myrma): Emery, 1925d PDF: 202.
Senior synonym of Polyrhachis merops: Bolton, 1974b PDF: 178; of Polyrhachis bidentata, Polyrhachis biroi, Polyrhachis paprika: Kohout, 1998: 523.
Current subspecies: nominal plus Polyrhachis rufofemorata atra.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Indonesia
    Oceania: Papua New Guinea
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Australasia, Indomalaya

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in lowland wet forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times nest in dead branch on tree.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times search.

Elevations: collected from 115 - 175 meters, 145 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Polyrhachis merops: casent0901836; Holotype of Polyrhachis rufofemorata: casent0901813; syntype of Polyrhachis biroi: casent0916637; syntype of Polyrhachis biroi bidentata: casent0916636; syntype of Polyrhachis biroi bidentata: casent0910915, casent0912116; type of Polyrhachis biroi var. bidentata: focol2635-1, focol2635-2, focol2636-1, focol2636-2; type of Polyrhachis biroi var. paprika: focol0570

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