Polyrhachis textor

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Polyrhachis textor
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Polyrhachis
Subgenus: Myrmothrinax
Species: P. textor
Binomial name
Polyrhachis textor
Smith, F., 1857

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Malaysia (type locality).
Oriental Region: 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.

  • textor. Polyrhachis textor Smith, F. 1857a: 60 (w.) WEST MALAYSIA. Combination in P. (Myrmothrinax): Viehmeyer, 1916a: 165. [P. textrix: Schulz, 1906: 156; unjustified emendation.] Current subspecies: nominal plus brunneogaster, charpillioni, hero.

The following notes on F. Smith type specimens have been provided by Barry Bolton (details):

Holotype worker in Oxford University Museum of Natural History. With a Donisthorpe type-label but lacks an original data disc. Type-locality given by Smith is “Malacca” (West Malaysia). The specimen matches the description very well and appears to be a valid type.



  • Smith, F. 1857a. Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects collected at Sarawak, Borneo; Mount Ophir, Malacca; and at Singapore, by A. R. Wallace. [part]. J. Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. Zool. 2: 42-88 (page 60, worker described)
  • Viehmeyer, H. 1916a [1915]. Ameisen von Singapore. Beobachtet und gesammelt von H. Overbeck. Arch. Naturgesch. (A) 81(8): 108-168 (page 165, Combination in P. (Myrmothrinax))