The Ants of Africa
Genus Polyrhachis
Polyrhachis limitis Santschi

Polyrhachis limitis Santschi

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Zaïre (Polyrhachis (Pseudocyrtomyrma) alexisi Forel stirps limitis n. st., Santschi, 1939c: 12, worker; new status by Bolton, 1973b: 350), holotype only from Kinshasa, Congo Pale, collected by Gérard .

{Polyrhachis limitisSantschi's (1939c) description is at {original description}. Bolton's modern description (1973b) is at {original description}.

WORKER - TL 6.5 mm, HL 1.59, HW 1.29, SL 1.63, PW 1.33; separable from alexisi by presence of margination on the propodeum; no erect hairs except on clypeus and gastral apex, very short, sparse pubescence (Bolton, 1973b: 350, illustrated, anterior petiole).

Rigato (2016) had; "The following data refer to the recently collected second known worker of this species. This Tanzanian specimen differs from the type only by its smaller size; yet I could not detect any significant difference from the type. HL 1.34, HW 1.16, CI 87, SL 1.47, SI 127, FW 0.37, FI 32, PW 1.14, WL 1.66, HTL 1.40.
Material examined. TANZANIA: Kigoma Region, Gombe Stream N.P., 4°42’S 29°37’E, thickset woodland, from trail, 798–1115 m, ix.2009–i.2010 (R. O’Malley) (1 w, HLMD: RO 09-1253)."

{Polyrhachis limitis}The photomontage of the holotype is collated from

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