Rhytidoponera anceps

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Rhytidoponera anceps
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ectatomminae
Tribe: Ectatommini
Genus: Rhytidoponera
Species: R. anceps
Binomial name
Rhytidoponera anceps
Emery, 1898

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Specimen Labels


Keys including this Species


Heterick (2009) – Rhytidoponera anceps has been collected at various locations along the south coast of WA by ANIC workers, although it is not represented by SWBP material in the Curtin Ant Collection. The distribution of R. anceps is most peculiar, as it is otherwise known from the Qld and northern NSW coasts.

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -16.98333333° to -32.91666667°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.




Images from AntWeb

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Syntype of Rhytidoponera ancepsWorker. Specimen code casent0903830. Photographer Z. Lieberman, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by MSNG, Genoa, Italy.


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

  • anceps. Rhytidoponera anceps Emery, 1898b: 233, fig. 3 (w.) AUSTRALIA (Queensland).
    • Type-material: holotype worker.
    • Type-locality: Australia: Queensland (Podenzana).
    • Type-depository: MSNG.
    • Combination in R. (Chalcoponera): Emery, 1911d: 39.
    • Status as species: Emery, 1911d: 39; Emery, 1912a: 78 (in key); Brown, 1958g: 202, 264; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 40; Taylor, 1987a: 67; Bolton, 1995b: 378; Heterick, 2009: 139.
    • Distribution: Australia.

Type Material



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Emery C. 1898. Descrizioni di formiche nuove malesi e australiane. Note sinonimiche. Rendiconti delle Sessioni della Reale Accademia delle Scienze dell'Istituto di Bologna (n.s.)2: 231-245.