Polyrhachis vigilans

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Polyrhachis vigilans
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Polyrhachis
Subgenus: Myrma
Species: P. vigilans
Binomial name
Polyrhachis vigilans
Smith, F., 1858

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Specimen Labels

Synonyms

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: Vietnam.
Palaearctic Region: China (type locality).


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Association with Other Organisms

Fungi

This species is a host for the fungus Ophiocordyceps unilaterialis (a pathogen) in Taiwan (Lin et al., 2020).

Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • vigilans. Polyrhachis vigilans Smith, F. 1858b: 69, pl. 4, fig. 39 (q.) CHINA. Donisthorpe, 1937a: 626 (w.). Combination in P. (Myrma): Emery, 1925b: 204. Senior synonym of pyrgops: Kohout, 1998: 525.
  • pyrgops. Polyrhachis pyrgops Viehmeyer, 1912: 9, fig. 10 (w.) CHINA. Combination in P. (Myrma): Emery, 1925b: 202. Junior synonym of vigilans: Kohout, 1998: 525.

Description

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

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  • Guénard B., and R. R. Dunn. 2012. A checklist of the ants of China. Zootaxa 3558: 1-77.
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  • Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden, 2003. Report of Rapid Biodiversity Assessments at Chebaling National Nature Reserve, Northeast Guangdong, China, 1999, 2000 and 2001. South China Forest Biodiversity Survey Report Series (Online Simplified Version): No. 32. KFBG, Hong Kong SAR, ii + 26 pp
  • Kohout R. J. 1998. New synonyms and nomenclatural changes in the ant genus Polyrhachis Fr. Smith (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Formicinae). Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 42: 505-531
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  • Terayama, M. 2009. A synopsis of the family Formicidae of Taiwan (Insecta; Hymenoptera). The Research Bulletin of Kanto Gakuen University 17: 81-266.
  • Viehmeyer H. 1912. Ameisen aus Deutsch Neuguinea gesammelt von Dr. O. Schlaginhaufen. Nebst einem Verzeichnisse der papuanischen Arten. Abhandlungen und Berichte des Königlichen Zoologischen und Anthropologische-Ethnographischen Museums zu Dresden 14: 1-26.
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