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Species: Polyrhachis vindex   Smith, 1857 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Polyrhachis vindex Smith, 1857a PDF: 64 (w.) BORNEO. Indomalaya. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Polyrhachis (Myrma): Wheeler, 1919f PDF: 125.
Status as species: Dorow, 1995 PDF: 41.


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

Distribution Notes:

Islands of Luzon, Negros

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Smith, F., 1857, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects collected at Sarawak, Borneo; Mount Ophir, Malacca; and at Singapore, by A. R. Wallace., Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London, Zoology 2, pp. 42-88

20. Polyrhachis vindexHNS.

P. niger, subnitidus; thorace supra deplanata, spinis duabus anterioribus; squama integra; pedibus ferrugineis; tibiis et femoribus apice tarsisque fuscis.

Worker. Length 2 1/2 lines. Black: the head and thorax with a shining hoary pile; the head longitudinally striated; the apex of the flagellum beneath, and the palpi, pale rufo-testaceous. Thorax flattened above, delicately striated longitudinally; the divisions of the thorax distinctly marked by two transverse sutures; the lateral margins raised and acute; the anterior angles produced into acute spines; the tibiae and femora ferruginous, and more or less fuscous at their apex. The scale of the peduncle incrassate, compressed to a sharp edge above, which is rounded, and terminates in a minute tooth laterally. Abdomen smooth, shining and subglobose.

Hab. Borneo (Sarawak).

Specimen Habitat Summary

Elevations: collected from 8 - 180 meters, 94 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Polyrhachis vindex: casent0901859; unpublished name: Polyrhachis ritsemai: casent0915823

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