Rhytidoponera tyloxys

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Rhytidoponera tyloxys
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ectatomminae
Tribe: Ectatommini
Genus: Rhytidoponera
Species: R. tyloxys
Binomial name
Rhytidoponera tyloxys
Brown & Douglas, 1958

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These ants may be specialist predators, unlike most Rhytidoponera (Andersen 2000).

Identification

Heterick (2009) - Possibly consisting of a complex of two or more species, this highly distinctive taxon has an unmistakeable appearance, since the node is produced as a sharp spur or tooth directed posteriad.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Heterick (2009) - can be found in the extreme north and probably also in the eastern fringes of the SWBP.

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb 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.

  • tyloxys. Rhytidoponera tyloxys Brown & Douglas, in Brown, 1958g: 282, figs. 36, 37 (w.) AUSTRALIA.

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