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Species: Polyrhachis senilis   Forel, 1902 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Polyrhachis (Chariomyrma) gab var. senilis Forel, 1902j PDF: 520 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Raised to species and senior synonym of Polyrhachis crawleyella, Polyrhachis tripellis: Kohout, 1988a PDF: 50.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Oceania: Australia
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in sclerophyl forest, 1 times found in black soil plains, 1 times found in Eucalypt, open woodland, 1 times found in Eucalyptus woodland.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 8 times ground forager, 3 times ground nest, 3 times foraging on tree, 1 times nest in old termite mound, 2 times foraging on rock face, 1 times two colonies fighting, 1 times nest in living tree, 1 times ground forager(s).

Collected most commonly using these methods: 3 times direct collection, 1 times search, 1 times APVMA monitoring, 1 times ex pitfall trap.

Elevations: collected from 3 - 686 meters, 155 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Polyrhachis crawleyella: casent0903348; syntype of Polyrhachis senilis: casent0910824; syntype of Polyrhachis gab tripellis: casent0910825

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