Rhytidoponera araneoides

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Rhytidoponera araneoides
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ectatomminae
Tribe: Ectatommini
Genus: Rhytidoponera
Species: R. araneoides
Binomial name
Rhytidoponera araneoides
(Le Guillou, 1842)

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Synonyms

Identification

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).
Indo-Australian Region: Indonesia, New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands (type locality).


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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.

  • araneoides. Ponera araneoides Le Guillou, 1842: 317 (w.) SOLOMON IS. Combination in Ectatomma: Mayr, 1876: 92; in Rhytidoponera: Emery, 1897d: 548. Senior synonym of rugosa: Mayr, 1876: 92; Donisthorpe, 1932c: 454; of ceranensis, froggatti, impressinodis: Wilson, in Brown, 1958g: 202; Wilson, 1958d: 307; of arcuata: Brown, 1958g: 202.
  • rugosa. Ectatomma rugosa Smith, F. 1859a: 143 (w.m.) INDONESIA (Aru I.). Junior synonym of araneoides: Mayr, 1876: 92; Donisthorpe, 1932c: 454.
  • froggatti. Ectatomma (Rhytidoponera) froggatti Forel, 1910b: 10 (w.) SOLOMON IS. Mann, 1919: 286 (m.); Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1952a: 127 (l.). Combination in Rhytidoponera: Emery, 1911d: 38. Junior synonym of araneoides: Wilson, in Brown, 1958g: 202; Wilson, 1958d: 307.
  • arcuata. Rhytidoponera araneoides var. arcuata Stitz, 1911a: 352 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Junior synonym of araneoides: Brown, 1958g: 202.
  • impressinodis. Rhytidoponera araneoides var. impressinodis Stitz, 1912: 498, fig. 2 (w.) INDONESIA (Seram I.). Junior synonym of araneoides: Wilson, in Brown, 1958g: 202; Wilson, 1958d: 307.
  • ceramensis. Rhytidoponera araneoides var. ceramensis Viehmeyer, 1914a: 112 (w.) INDONESIA (Seram I.). Junior synonym of araneoides: Wilson, in Brown, 1958g: 202; Wilson, 1958d: 307.

Type Material

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

Ectatomma rugosa

One worker syntype in The Natural History Museum. Labelled “Aru 24” (= Aru I., New Guinea). The male syntype mentioned by Smith was not found.

A worker in Oxford University Museum of Natural History, glued to a card rectangle, has “Ponera rugosa Smith. Aru,” written on the underside of the card. This specimen also has a Donisthorpe type-label, “worker Ectatomma rugosa Smith, TYPE.” This specimen is not the type of rugosa, but is the holotype of Rhytidoponera wallacei Donisthorpe, as is indicated on a lower label.

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 202, Senior synonym of ceranensis, froggatti and impressinodis)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1958g. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. II. Tribe Ectatommini (Hymenoptera). Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 118: 173-362 (page 202, Senior synonym of arcuata)
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1932c. On the identity of Smith's types of Formicidae (Hymenoptera) collected by Alfred Russell Wallace in the Malay Archipelago, with descriptions of two new species. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 10(10): 441-476 (page 454, Senior synonym of rugosa)
  • 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, Combination in Rhytidoponera)
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  • Mayr, G. 1876. Die australischen Formiciden. J. Mus. Godeffroy 12: 56-115 (page 92, Combination in Ectatomma)
  • Mayr, G. 1876. Die australischen Formiciden. J. Mus. Godeffroy 12: 56-115 (page 92, Senior synonym of rugosa)
  • 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 307, Senior synonym of ceranensis, froggatti and impressinodis)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

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