Phasmomyrmex (Myrmorhachis) paradoxus (André)
Type location Gabon (Polyrhachis
paradoxa nov. sp., André, 1892a: 46, worker) no location
subspecies cupreus (Santschi, 1923e: 293, worker) from Congo
junior synonym polyrhachoides (Camponotus polyrhachoides
André nom. nov.,
Emery, 1898a: 227; Camponotus (Myrmacantha) polyrhachoides, Emery,
1920c: 30, queen, from Cameroun, Conradt; synonymy
Emery, 1925b: 58, status reversed with recognition of the genus);
worker only described (Bolton, 1973b, see Bolton, 1995). Image from
Emery (1925b, Plate II, 13 & 13a) .
(1892a) description is at . Emery's (1920c) description of the queen
is at .
Santschi (1923e) noted ssp cupreus, in
the type, as having a slightly narrower posterior to the head; a
shorter and apparently wider pronotum; and with the pubescence on the
gaster being coppery as opposed to the paler gold covering on the type.
Wheeler (1922) listed findings from Sierra Leone,
Liberia (at Grand Bassa by H. Brauns), Cameroun
Conradt, Longji by Paschen); also others from Congo and Zaïre,
2 workers and 3 queens running on firewood.
Listed from Ghana, as Phasmomyrmex
by Strickland (1951a) and Room (1971), as in 9 samples of his cocoa
canopy collection. Room (1971) also found a positive association with Crematogaster