Rhopalomastix rothneyi

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Rhopalomastix rothneyi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Rhopalomastix
Species: R. rothneyi
Binomial name
Rhopalomastix rothneyi
Forel, 1900

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Specimen labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia.
Indo-Australian Region: New Guinea.
Oriental Region: India (type locality).

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Distribution based on specimens

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The above specimen data are provided by AntWeb. Please see Rhopalomastix rothneyi for further details




The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • rothneyi. Rhopalomastix rothneyi Forel, 1900a: 24 (q.) INDIA. Forel, 1911i: 217 (w.m.); Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1953d: 185 (l.). Current subspecies: nominal plus javana, johorensis.

Type Material

  • Holotype, queen, Barrackpore, India, museum unknown (probably MHNG (Geneva)).



  • Forel, A. 1900a. Un nouveau genre et une nouvelle espèce de Myrmicide. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 44: 24-26 (page 24, queen described)
  • Forel, A. 1911c. Ameisen aus Ceylon, gesammelt von Prof. K. Escherich (einige von Prof. E. Bugnion). Pp. 215-228 in: Escherich, K. Termitenleben auf Ceylon. Jena: Gustav Fischer, xxxii + 262 pp. (page 217, worker, male described)
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1953d. The ant larvae of the myrmicine tribes Melissotarsini, Metaponini, Myrmicariini, and Cardiocondylini. J. Wash. Acad. Sci. 43: 185-189 (page 185, larva described)