Polyrhachis calypso

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Polyrhachis calypso
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Polyrhachis
Subgenus: Myrmhopla
Species: P. calypso
Binomial name
Polyrhachis calypso
Forel, 1911

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Borneo, Indonesia (type locality), Malaysia, Philippines.
Oriental Region: India, Thailand.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • calypso. Polyrhachis spinosa subsp. calypso Forel, 1911d: 394 (w.) INDONESIA (Sumatra). Combination in P. (Myrmhopla): Emery, 1925b: 191. Raised to species and senior synonym of capra, malaccana: Bolton, 1975c: 7.
  • malaccana. Polyrhachis (Myrmhopla) sexspinosa var. malaccana Viehmeyer, 1916a: 167, fig. 15 (w.) WEST MALAYSIA. Junior synonym of calypso: Bolton, 1975c: 7.
  • capra. Polyrhachis (Myrmhopla) capra Karavaiev, 1927e: 27, fig. 14 (w.) INDONESIA (Java). Junior synonym of calypso: Bolton, 1975c: 7.