Rhytidoponera clarki

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Rhytidoponera clarki
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ectatomminae
Tribe: Ectatommini
Genus: Rhytidoponera
Species: R. clarki
Binomial name
Rhytidoponera clarki
Donisthorpe, 1943

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


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

  • obscurum. Ectatomma (Rhytidoponera) metallicum var. obscurum Forel, 1900b: 60 (w.q.m.) AUSTRALIA. [Unresolved junior primary homonym of Ectatomma obscurum Emery, 1896g: 48 (now in Gnamptogenys).] Combination in Rhytidoponera (Chalcoponera): Emery, 1911d: 39. Raised to species: Emery, 1911d: 39; Emery, 1912a: 79. Senior synonym of clarki (hence the latter is first available name for this taxon): Brown, 1958g: 203.
  • hilli. Chalcoponera hilli Clark, 1941: 85, pl. 13, fig. 15 (w.) AUSTRALIA. [Junior secondary homonym of hilli Crawley, above.] Replacement name: clarki: Donisthorpe, 1943e: 115.
  • clarki. Rhytidoponera (Chalcoponera) clarki Donisthorpe, 1943e: 115. Replacement name for Chalcoponera hilli Clark, 1941: 85. [Junior secondary homonym of Rhytidoponera hilli Crawley, 1915a: 131.] Junior synonym of obscurum Forel, 1900b: 60 (itself a junior homonym) and hence first available name for this taxon: Brown, 1958g: 203.

Type Material



  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1958g. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. II. Tribe Ectatommini (Hymenoptera). Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 118: 173-362 (page 203, Senior synonym of obscurum)
  • Clark, J. 1941b. Australian Formicidae. Notes and new species. Mem. Natl. Mus. Vic. 12: 71-94 (page 85, [Junior secondary homonym of Rhytidoponera hilli Crawley, 1915a: 131.] )
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1943f. Myrmecological gleanings. Proc. R. Entomol. Soc. Lond. Ser. B 12: 115-116 (page 115, Replacement name for Chalcoponera hilli)