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Species: Polyrhachis (Myrma) villipes   Smith, 1857 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Polyrhachis villipes Smith, 1857a PDF: 61 (w.) BORNEO. Indomalaya. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Mayr, 1872 PDF: 140 (q.); Forel, 1915a PDF: 43 (m.).
Senior synonym of Polyrhachis sumatrensis: Kohout, 1998: 526.
// Distribution


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

Distribution Notes:

Mindanao Island

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

11. Polyrhachis villipesHNS.

P. niger; thorace spinis duabus elongatis acutis antice armato; abdominis squamula spinis duabus longis acutis, singulis basi minute unispinosis, pedibus pubescentibus.

Worker. Length 3 1/2 - 4 lines. Black: the head and thorax longitudinally delicately aciculate; eyes ovate, very prominent, situated high on the sides of the head, the head narrowed posteriorly; the carinae on the face much elevated; the palpi pale rufo-testaceous. Thorax: armed in front with two long acute divergent spines; posteriorly unarmed; the superior surface flattened, distinctly divided by two transverse sutures, and having a curved decline to the verge of the truncation of the metathorax; legs elongate, with a thin clothing of erect pubescence. Abdomen smooth, shining, and sprinkled with erect black hairs; the surface of the peduncle in front subquadrate, narrowed at the base, the superior angles with long acute divergent spines, which have a minute spine at their base outside. Hab. Borneo (Sarawak).

Specimen Habitat Summary

Elevations: collected at 1219 m

Collect Date Range: collected between 1878-12-30 and 2013-10-22

Type specimens: Holotype of Polyrhachis sumatrensis: casent0903449; Holotype of Polyrhachis villipes: casent0901852; syntype of Polyrhachis striata tritschler: casent0910929

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