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Polyrhachis militaris (Fabricius) - varieties
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Polyrhachis militaris (Fabricius) varieties

bruta (Polyrhachis militaris F. st. bruta n.st. [stirps], Santschi, 1912b: 166, queen) from Zare
calabarica (Polyrhachis militaris F. subsp. cupreopubescens var. calabarica n. var., Forel, 1907a: 38, worker) from Nigeria (at Old Calabar, Luke, vi.1892)
cupreopubescens (Forel, 1879: 120, queen) from "Tropical Africa" (by Sauss, who collected, e.g. Camponotus foraminosus at Cap Vert, Senegal)
ssibangensis (Polyrhachis militaris F. subsp. cupreopubescens var. ssibangensis n. var., Forel, 1907a: 38, worker; Santschi, 1910c: 400, queen) from Gabon
unavailable names
argentatus (Polyrhachis (Myrma) militaris F. r. cupreopubescens For. v. argentatus n. v., Stitz, 1910: 150, worker; unnecessary replacement name dido by Wheeler, 1922a: 261) from Cameroun at Bibundi, Tessmann, 1905
nkomoensis (Polyrhachis (Myrma) militaris F. r. cupreopubescens For. v. nkomoensis n. var., Forel, 1916: 447, all forms) from Zare
pleurata (Polyrhachis (Myrma) militaris F. st. cupreopubescens For. var. pleurata n. var., Santschi, 1924b: 223, worker)  from Zare
sankisiana (Polyrhachis militaris F. r. cupreopubescens v. sankisiana n. v., Forel, 1913b: 348, worker) from Zare


Polyrhachis militaris bruta queenThe photomontage of a type bruta queen is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent091212.


Polyrhachis militaris calabaricaThe photomontage of a type worker of calabarica is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0910907.


Polyrhachis militaris argentatusThe photomontage of a type worker of argentatus is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=focol2570.


Polyrhachis militarisThe photomontage of a cotype Polyrhachis militaris dido from Liberia is collated from The Smithsonian Institute images at http://ripley.si.edu/ent/nmnhtypedb/public/specimeninfopage.cfm?publicconsumption=1&typespecimenID=1694.

Other original photographs, together with enlarged images, are on the MCZ, Harvard University, website at - MCZ link.

Polyrhachis militaris calabaricaThe photomontage of a type worker of cupreopubescens is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0910906.


Polyrhachis militaris nkomoensisThe photomontage of a type worker of nkomoensis is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0910909.


Polyrhachis militaris pleurataThe photomontage of a type worker of pleurata is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0910909.


Polyrhachis militaris sankisianaThe photomontage of a type worker of sankisiana is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0910910.


Polyrhachis militaris ssibangensisThe photomontage of a type worker of ssibangensis is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0910918.

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