Polyrhachis schang

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Polyrhachis schang
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Polyrhachis
Subgenus: Myrmatopa
Species: P. schang
Binomial name
Polyrhachis schang
Forel, 1879

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Philippines.
Palaearctic Region: China (type locality).

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.

  • schang. Polyrhachis schang Forel, 1879a: 123 (q.) CHINA. Combination in P. (Myrmatopa): Forel, 1915b: 107. Senior synonym of gracilis: Forel, 1909d: 232. Current subspecies: nominal plus alata, amboinae, cnemidata, parvicella.
  • gracilis. Polyrhachis gracilis Emery, 1887a: 223, pl. 3, fig. 11 (w.q.) INDONESIA (Goram I.). Junior synonym of schang: Forel, 1909d: 232.



  • Forel, A. 1879a. Études myrmécologiques en 1879 (deuxième partie [1re partie en 1878]). Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 16: 53-128 (page 123, queen described)
  • Forel, A. 1909i. Ameisen aus Java und Krakatau beobachtet und gesammelt von Herrn Edward Jacobson. Notes Leyden Mus. 31: 221-232 (page 232, Senior synonym of gracilis)
  • Forel, A. 1915b. Results of Dr. E. Mjöbergs Swedish Scientific Expeditions to Australia 1910-13. 2. Ameisen. Ark. Zool. 9(1 16: 1-119 (page 107, Combination in P. (Myrmatopa))