Rhytidoponera nexa

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Rhytidoponera nexa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ectatomminae
Tribe: Ectatommini
Genus: Rhytidoponera
Species: R. nexa
Binomial name
Rhytidoponera nexa
Stitz, 1912

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Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: New Guinea (type locality).

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • major. Rhytidoponera strigosa var. major Stitz, 1912: 501 (w.) NEW GUINEA. Junior synonym of nexa: Wilson, in Brown, 1958g: 204; Wilson, 1958d: 312.
  • nexa. Rhytidoponera strigosa var. nexa Stitz, 1912: 500, fig. 4 (w.) NEW GUINEA. Raised to species: Wilson, in Brown, 1958g: 204. Senior synonym of gagates, major, waigeuensis: Wilson, in Brown, 1958g: 204; Wilson, 1958d: 312.
  • gagates. Rhytidoponera (Rhytidoponera) gagates Donisthorpe, 1941h: 51 (w.) NEW GUINEA. Junior synonym of nexa: Wilson, in Brown, 1958g: 204; Wilson, 1958d: 312.
  • waigeuensis. Rhytidoponera (Rhytidoponera) gagates subsp. waigeuensis Donisthorpe, 1942e: 703 (w.) NEW GUINEA. Donisthorpe, 1943d: 435 (m.). Junior synonym of nexa: Wilson, in Brown, 1958g: 204; Wilson, 1958d: 312.

Description

References

  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1958g. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. II. Tribe Ectatommini (Hymenoptera). Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 118: 173-362 (page 204, Raised to species)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1958g. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. II. Tribe Ectatommini (Hymenoptera). Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 118: 173-362 (page 204, Senior synonym of gagates, major and waigeuensis)
  • Stitz, H. 1912. Ameisen aus Ceram und Neu-Guinea. Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berl. 1912: 498-514 (page 500, fig. 4 worker described)
  • Wilson, E. O. 1958g. Studies on the ant fauna of Melanesia III. Rhytidoponera in western Melanesia and the Moluccas. IV. The tribe Ponerini. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 119: 303-371 (page 312, Senior synonym of gagates, major and waigeuensis)