Rhytidoponera fulgens

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Rhytidoponera fulgens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ectatomminae
Tribe: Ectatommini
Genus: Rhytidoponera
Species: R. fulgens
Binomial name
Rhytidoponera fulgens
(Emery, 1883)



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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: New Caledonia (type locality).

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

  • fulgens. Ectatomma fulgens Emery, 1883: 148 (w.) NEW CALEDONIA. Emery, 1914f: 395 (m.). Combination in E. (Rhytidoponera): Dalla Torre, 1893: 24; in Rhytidoponera (Chalcoponera): Emery, 1911d: 39. Senior synonym of socrula: Brown, 1958g: 203. See also: Ward, 1984: 144.
  • socrula. Rhytidoponera (Chalcoponera) fulgens var. socrula Emery, 1914f: 395 (w.) NEW CALEDONIA. Junior synonym of fulgens: Brown, 1958g: 203.



  • 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 socrula)
  • Dalla Torre, K. W. von. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. (page 24, Combination in E. (Rhytidoponera))
  • Emery, C. 1883. Alcune formiche della Nuova Caledonia. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 15: 145-151 (page 148, worker described)
  • Emery, C. 1911e. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Ponerinae. Genera Insectorum 118: 1-125 (page 39, Combination in Rhytidoponera (Chalcoponera))
  • Emery, C. 1914f. Les fourmis de la Nouvelle-Calédonie et des îles Loyalty. Nova Caled. A Zool. 1: 393-437 (page 395, male described)
  • Ward, P. S. 1984. A revision of the ant genus Rhytidoponera (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in New Caledonia. Aust. J. Zool. 32: 131-175 (page 144, see also)