Rhytidoponera aciculata

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Rhytidoponera aciculata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ectatomminae
Tribe: Ectatommini
Genus: Rhytidoponera
Species: R. aciculata
Binomial name
Rhytidoponera aciculata
(Smith, F., 1858)

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Specimen Labels

Synonyms

Identification

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -28.53952° to -33.11666667°.

 
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Biology

Castes

Worker

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • aciculata. Ectatomma aciculata Smith, F. 1858b: 104 (w.) AUSTRALIA (New South Wales).
    • Type-material: holotype worker.
    • Type-locality: Australia: Hunter River, “51/36” (no collector’s name).
    • Type-depository: BMNH.
    • Clark, 1936: 56 (m.); Imai, Crozier & Taylor, 1977: 347 (k.).
    • Combination in Ponera (Ectatomma): Roger, 1860: 307;
    • combination in Ectatomma: Roger, 1863b: 17;
    • combination in E. (Rhytidoponera): Emery, in Dalla Torre, 1893: 23;
    • combination in Rhytidoponera: Emery, 1911d: 38.
    • Subspecies of punctata: Forel, 1907h: 268; Emery, 1911d: 38; Forel, 1913g: 174.
    • Status as species: Mayr, 1863: 409; Roger, 1860: 307; Roger, 1863b: 17; Mayr, 1886c: 358; Dalla Torre, 1893: 23; Clark, 1936: 55 (redescription); Brown, 1958g: 202, 263; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 40; Taylor, 1987a: 67; Bolton, 1995b: 378.
    • Senior synonym of caro: Clark, 1936: 55; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 40; Taylor, 1987a: 67; Bolton, 1995b: 378.
    • Material of the unavailable name laevior referred here by Brown, 1958g: 202; Bolton, 1995b: 378.
    • Distribution: Australia.
  • caro. Ectatomma (Rhytidoponera) cristatum subsp. caro Forel, 1910b: 11 (w.) AUSTRALIA (New South Wales).
    • Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated).
    • Type-locality: Australia: New South Wales (Froggatt).
    • Type-depositories: ANIC, MHNG, NHMB.
    • Combination in Rhytidoponera: Emery, 1911d: 38.
    • Subspecies of cristata: Emery, 1911d: 38.
    • Junior synonym of aciculata: Clark, 1936: 55; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 40; Taylor, 1987a: 67; Bolton, 1995b: 378.

Type Material

The following notes on F. Smith type specimens have been provided by Barry Bolton (details):

Ectatomma aciculata

Holotype worker in The Natural History Museum. Labelled “Hunter River,” (Australia) and “51/36.” Acc. Reg.: “1851 no. 36 (April 16th). Hunter River. Purchased from Mr Ker. Bill 1851.A.26.”

Description

Karyotype

  • n = 26, 2n = 52, karyotype = 18M + 34A (Australia) (Imai et al., 1977; Mariano et al., 2015).

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Stitz H. 1911. Australische Ameisen. (Neu-Guinea und Salomons-Inseln, Festland, Neu-Seeland). Sitzungsberichte der Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde zu Berlin 1911: 351-381.