Rhytidoponera reticulata

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Rhytidoponera reticulata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ectatomminae
Tribe: Ectatommini
Genus: Rhytidoponera
Species: R. reticulata
Binomial name
Rhytidoponera reticulata
(Forel, 1893)

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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.

  • reticulata. Ectatomma (Rhytidoponera) reticulatum Forel, 1893d: 459 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Crawley, 1921: 88 (m.). Combination in Rhytidoponera (Chalcoponera): Emery, 1911d: 39.

Type Material

  • Ectatomma (Rhytidoponera) reticulatum Forel, 1893: Holotype, worker, Darwin (as Port Darwin), Northern Territory, Australia, Musee d'Histoire Naturelle Genève.
  • Ectatomma (Rhytidoponera) reticulatum Forel, 1893: Paratype, 1 worker, Darwin (as Port Darwin), Northern Territory, Australia, The Natural History Museum.



  • Crawley, W. C. 1921. New and little-known species of ants from various localities. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 9(7): 87-97 (page 88, male described)
  • Emery, C. 1911e. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Ponerinae. Genera Insectorum 118: 1-125 (page 39, Combination in Rhytidoponera (Chalcoponera))
  • Forel, A. 1893f. Nouvelles fourmis d'Australie et des Canaries. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 37: 454-466 (page 459, worker described)