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Species: Polyrhachis saevissima   Smith, 1860 

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See Also:

Polyrhachis saevissima argentea, Polyrhachis saevissima chrysophanes, Polyrhachis saevissima kerri, Polyrhachis saevissima timorensis

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 4 valid subspecies

Polyrhachis saevissimus Smith, 1860a PDF: 71 (w.) INDONESIA (Sulawesi). Indomalaya. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Senior synonym of Polyrhachis acantha, Polyrhachis acasta: Bolton, 1974b PDF: 178.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Australasia, Indomalaya

Distribution Notes:

Islands of Luzon, Negros

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in second-growth rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times on low vegetation.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times beating vegetation and hand collections.

Elevations: collected from 50 - 225 meters, 137 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Polyrhachis acantha: casent0901835; Holotype of Polyrhachis acasta: casent0901841; Holotype of Polyrhachis saevissima: casent0901833

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