Polyrhachis creusa

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Polyrhachis creusa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Polyrhachis
Subgenus: Campomyrma
Species: P. creusa
Binomial name
Polyrhachis creusa
Emery, 1897

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).
Indo-Australian Region: Indonesia, New Guinea (type locality), Philippines.

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.

  • creusa. Polyrhachis creusa Emery, 1897d: 577 (w.) NEW GUINEA. Combination in P. (Campomyrma): Emery, 1925b: 179. Senior synonym of chlorizans, hecuba: Kohout & Taylor, 1990: 514; of distinguenda: Kohout, 1998: 506.
  • chlorizans. Polyrhachis creusa var. chlorizans Forel, 1901b: 30 (w.q.) NEW GUINEA (Bismarck Archipelago). Combination in P. (Campomyrma): Emery, 1925b: 179. Junior synonym of creusa: Kohout & Taylor, 1990: 514.
  • hecuba. Polyrhachis hecuba Forel, 1902h: 527 (w.q.m.) AUSTRALIA. Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1970: 649 (l.). Combination in P. (Campomyrma): Forel, 1915b: 115. Junior synonym of creusa: Kohout & Taylor, 1990: 514.
  • distinguenda. Polyrhachis (Campomyrma) creusa subsp. distinguenda Karavaiev, 1927e: 7, fig. 1 (w.) INDONESIA (Ambon I.). Junior synonym of creusa: Kohout, 1998: 506.

Type Material



  • Emery, C. 1897c. Formicidarum species novae vel minus cognitae in collectione Musaei Nationalis Hungarici quas in Nova-Guinea, colonia germanica, collegit L. Biró. Természetr. Füz. 20: 571-599 (page 577, worker described)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 179, Combination in P. (Campomyrma))
  • Kohout, R. J. 1998. New synonyms and nomenclatural changes in the ant genus Polyrhachis Fr. Smith (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Formicinae). Mem. Qld. Mus. 42: 505-531 (page 506, Senior synonym of distinguenda)
  • Kohout, R. J.; Taylor, R. W. 1990. Notes on Australian ants of the genus Polyrhachis Fr. Smith, with a synonymic list of the species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Formicinae). Mem. Qld. Mus. 28: 509-522 (page 514, Senior synonym of chlorizans and hecuba)