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Species: Polyrhachis textor   Smith, 1857 

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See Also:

Polyrhachis textor brunneogaster, Polyrhachis textor charpillioni, Polyrhachis textor hero

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Extant: 3 valid subspecies

Polyrhachis textor Smith, 1857a PDF: 60 (w.) WEST MALAYSIA. Indomalaya. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[Polyrhachis textrix: Schulz, 1906 PDF: 156; unjustified emendation.].


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Philippines
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

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

8. Polyrhachis textorHNS.

P. niger; thorace elongato, supra planato, dentibus duobus parvis antice et postice armato; abdominis pedunculo unispinoso.

Worker. Length 3 1/2 lines. Black; delicately rugulose; the eyes ovate, lateral, placed high on the sides of the head; the front with two raised carinae, at the sides of which the antennae arc inserted; the clypeus and the space between the antennae, rufo-piceous; the clypeus with a slight longitudinal carina; the mandibles obscurely rufopiceous at their apex; the apical joint of the antennae ferruginous. Thorax elongate, compressed at the sides, and flattened above; the anterior portion longitudinally aciculate; the meso- and meta-thorax delicately rugulose; a short blunt tooth or spine on each side of the prothorax, and a similar, but more acute tooth at the superior angles of the metathorax; the legs elongate, without spines or hair's; the tips of the claw-joint of the tarsi ferruginous. Abdomen smooth and shining; the peduncle with a single acute spine above, and a minute tooth on each side at its base.

Hab. Malacca.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Type specimens: Holotype of Polyrhachis textor: casent0901849

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