Rhytidoponera aspera

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Rhytidoponera aspera
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ectatomminae
Tribe: Ectatommini
Genus: Rhytidoponera
Species: R. aspera
Binomial name
Rhytidoponera aspera
(Roger, 1860)

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Specimen Labels

Synonyms

Photo Gallery

  • Worker. Photo by Brendon Cameron.

Identification

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -27.966° to -37.916°.

   
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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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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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.

  • aspera. Ponera metallica var. aspera Roger, 1860: 308 (w.) AUSTRALIA (no state data).
    • Type-material: holotype worker.
    • Type-locality: Australia (“New Holland”): (no further data).
    • Type-depository: MNHU.
    • Crawley, 1922b: 435 (q.m.); Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1964b: 448 (l.).
    • Combination in Ectatomma: Mayr, 1863: 410;
    • combination in Rhytidoponera (Chalcoponera): Emery, 1911d: 39;
    • combination in Chalcoponera: Clark, 1929: 121;
    • combination in Rhytidoponera: Brown, 1954g: 9.
    • Junior synonym of metallica: Mayr, 1863: 410.
    • Subspecies of metallica: Dalla Torre, 1893: 25.
    • Status as species: Emery, 1911d: 39; Emery, 1912a: 77 (in key); Crawley, 1922b: 435; Viehmeyer, 1924a: 226; Clark, 1929: 121; Brown, 1954g: 9; Brown, 1958g: 202; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 40; Taylor, 1987a: 67; Bolton, 1995b: 378.
    • Senior synonym of arnoldi: Brown, 1954g: 9; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 40; Taylor, 1987a: 67; Bolton, 1995b: 378.
    • Distribution: Australia.
  • arnoldi. Rhytidoponera (Chalcoponera) arnoldi Forel, 1915b: 14 (footnote) (w.) AUSTRALIA (Victoria).
    • Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated).
    • Type-locality: Australia: Victoria, Healesville (H.A. Arnold).
    • Type-depositories: MHNG, NHMB.
    • Junior synonym of aspera: Brown, 1954g: 9; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 40; Taylor, 1987a: 67; Bolton, 1995b: 378.

Type Material

Description

References

  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1954g. Systematic and other notes on some of the smaller species of the ant genus Rhytidoponera Mayr. Breviora 33: 1-11 (page 9, Senior synonym of arnoldi)
  • Crawley, W. C. 1922a. New ants from Australia. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 9(9): 427-448 (page 435, queen, male described)
  • Emery, C. 1911e. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Ponerinae. Genera Insectorum 118: 1-125 (page 39, Combination in Rhytidoponera (Chalcoponera))
  • Emery, C. 1911e. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Ponerinae. Genera Insectorum 118: 1-125 (page 39, Raised to species)
  • Emery, C. 1912a. Revision der Rhytidoponera (subg. Chalcoponera) der metallica-Gruppe. (Hym.-Formic.). Dtsch. Entomol. Z. 1912: 77-81 (page 77, see also)
  • Mayr, G. 1863a. Formicidarum index synonymicus. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 13: 385-460 (page 410, Combination in Ectatomma)
  • Roger, J. 1860. Die Ponera-artigen Ameisen. Berl. Entomol. Z. 4: 278-312 (page 308, worker described)
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1964b. The ant larvae of the subfamily Ponerinae: supplement. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 57: 443-462 (page 448, larva described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Clark J. 1929. Results of a collecting trip to the Cann River, East Gippsland. Victorian Naturalist (Melbourne) 46: 115-123.
  • Sinclair J. E., and T. R. New. 2004. Pine plantations in south eastern Australia support highly impoverished ant assemblages (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Insect Conservation 8: 277-286.
  • Taylor R. W., and D. R. Brown. 1985. Formicoidea. Zoological Catalogue of Australia 2: 1-149.