Polyrhachis limbata

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

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: New Guinea (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


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

  • limbata. Polyrhachis limbata Emery, 1897d: 585, pl. 1, fig. 24 (w.) NEW GUINEA. Combination in P. (Chariomyrma): Emery, 1925b: 188. Senior synonym of verticalis: Kohout, 1998: 512.
  • abrupta. Polyrhachis (Chariomyrma) abrupta Karavaiev, 1927e: 19, fig. 10 (w.) INDONESIA (Aru I.). [Junior primary homonym of abrupta Mayr, above.] Replacement name: verticalis Santschi, 1928h: 139.
  • verticalis. Polyrhachis (Chariomyrma) verticalis Santschi, 1928h: 139. Replacement name for abrupta Karavaiev, 1927e: 19. [Junior primary homonym of abrupta Mayr, 1867a: 62.] Junior synonym of limbata: Kohout, 1998: 512.



  • Emery, C. 1897e. Viaggio di Lamberto Loria nella Papuasia orientale. XVIII. Formiche raccolte nella Nuova Guinea dal Dott. Lamberto Loria. [concl.]. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. 38[=(2(18): 577-594 (page 585, pl. 1, fig. 24 worker described)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 188, Combination in P. (Chariomyrma))
  • 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 512, Senior synonym of verticalis)