Polyrhachis new species Ivory Coast Dupont
Type location Ivory
holotype and one paratype worker only.
WORKER - TL ca 9.4 mm, HW 1.79, HL 2.09, SL 1.98,
PW 1.50; CI 86, SI 112
longitudinally finely striate; dorsum of alitrunk marginate throughout,
metanotal groove incised; anterior corners of pronotum with short
Compares with Polyrhachis latispina
this (from the Bolton, 1973b) description, has more defined
longitudinal striation on the alitrunk dorsum and on the gaster dorsum;
most distinctive, however, is the flat panels on the sides of the first
gaster segment, panels which are very densely but finely longitudinally
The Rigato (2016) key follows to couplet 35 .. 37 .. 39 .. 41 .. 48 .. 51 .. 52 .. latispina - here one can go no further as there are no type images; the latispina that I have from CAR seems typical.