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Species: Polyrhachis sidnica   Mayr, 1866 

Classification:
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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Polyrhachis (Campomyrma) sidnica Mayr, 1866b PDF: 886, pl. 20, fig. 1 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Mayr, 1876 PDF: 75 (q.).
Senior synonym of Polyrhachis quadricuspis: Taylor, 1989a PDF: 27.
See also: Kohout & Taylor, 1990 PDF: 512.

Distribution:

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

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Mayr, G., 1866, Diagnosen neuer und wenig gekannter Formiciden., Verhandlungen der Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 16, pp. 885-908

P. sidnicaHNS nov. spec. (Tab. XX. Fig. 1.)

Operaria: Long, corporis probabiliter 6 mm. (sine abdomine 4 mm.). Opaca, nigra, mandibularum et antennarum apicibus pedibusque ferrugineis ; fere nuda; mandibulae subtiliter striolatae punctis dispersis; caput subtiliter longitrorsum rugulosum, interstitiis dense punctulatis, postice paulo latius quam antice; clypeus vix carinatus, margine antico medio porrecto et bidentato; thorax quadrilaterus subtiliter longitudinaliter rugulosus interstitiis dense punctulatis, mesothoracis et metathoracis latera dense reticulato-punctata, supra prope margin em nitida et subtiliter coriaceo-rugulosa, metanoti pars declivis nitida et subtiliter coriaceorugulosa; pronotum capiti subaequilatum, mesonoto latius, supra paulo convexum, angulis lateralibus anticis dente obtuso; mesonotum supra planum, trapezoideum, antice latius, quam longum, tarn latum, margine antico rotundato; metanotum parte basali horizontali, postice spinis duabus trilateris, retro directis, horizontalibus, ad apicem paulo sursum curvatis, inter spinas arcuatim emarginatum, parte declivi subverticali utrimque haud marginata; petioli squama trapezoidea, margine superiori arcuatim rotundato, spinis quatuor aequilongis, subaequidistautibus, oblique sursum et retro directis (abdomine exemplum caret).

Sidney (Mus. Holm.).

Diese Art ist durch das Metanotum mit den dreiseitigen an der Basis oben breiten horizontalen Dornen von allen Polyrhachis-Arten ausgezeichnet und gehoert zur Turma Ammon, welche aus den Arten P. Ammon, charaxus, Frauenfeldi etc. besteht. (Siehe meine: Adn. in mon. Form. indo-neer., in der Tijdschr. nederl. entom. Vereen. 1866.)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in coastal dunes and scrub.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times in sand.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Pitfall.

Type specimens: Holotype of Polyrhachis sidnica: casent0915621



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