Rhytidoponera subcyanea

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Rhytidoponera subcyanea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ectatomminae
Tribe: Ectatommini
Genus: Rhytidoponera
Species: R. subcyanea
Binomial name
Rhytidoponera subcyanea
Emery, 1897

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Synonyms

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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

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Distribution based on specimens

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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.

  • subcyanea. Rhytidoponera subcyanea Emery, 1897d: 548 (w.) NEW GUINEA. Senior synonym of aruana, transversiruga, wallacei: Wilson, in Brown, 1958g: 205; Wilson, 1958d: 319.
  • transversiruga. Rhytidoponera subcyanea subsp. transversiruga Emery, 1911b: 532 (w.) NEW GUINEA. Junior synonym of subcyanea: Wilson, in Brown, 1958g: 205; Wilson, 1958d: 319.
  • aruana. Rhytidoponera (Rhytidoponera) subcyanea var. aruana Karavaiev, 1925a: 78 (w.) INDONESIA (Aru I.). Junior synonym of subcyanea: Wilson, in Brown, 1958g: 205; Wilson, 1958d: 319.
  • wallacei. Rhytidoponera (Rhytidoponera) wallacei Donisthorpe, 1932c: 474 (w.) INDONESIA (Aru I.). Junior synonym of subcyanea: Wilson, in Brown, 1958g: 205; Wilson, 1958d: 319.

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 205, Senior synonym of aruana, transversiruga and wallacei: Wilson)
  • Emery, C. 1897d. Viaggio di Lamberto Loria nella Papuasia orientale. XVIII. Formiche raccolte nella Nuova Guinea dal Dott. Lamberto Loria. [part]. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. 38[=(2(18): 546-576 (page 548, 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 319, Senior synonym of aruana, transversiruga and wallacei.)