Rhytidoponera convexa

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Rhytidoponera convexa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ectatomminae
Tribe: Ectatommini
Genus: Rhytidoponera
Species: R. convexa
Binomial name
Rhytidoponera convexa
(Mayr, 1876)

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Specimen Labels




Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -16.81986° to -35.1°.

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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Worker. Specimen code casent0281821. Photographer Shannon Hartman, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by NHMUK, London, UK.


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

  • convexa. Ectatomma convexum Mayr, 1876: 92 (w.m.) AUSTRALIA (Queensland).
    • Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated), 1 syntype male.
    • Type-localities: Australia: Queensland, Rockhampton, Gayndah, and Peak Downs.
    • Type-depository: NHMW.
    • Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1952a: 127 (l.).
    • Combination in E. (Rhytidoponera): Emery, in Dalla Torre, 1893: 24;
    • combination in Rhytidoponera: Emery, 1897d: 548.
    • Status as species: Dalla Torre, 1893: 24; Emery, 1911d: 37; Forel, 1915b: 11; Clark, 1928b: 169; Clark, 1936: 84 (redescription); Brown, 1958g: 203, 266, 272; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 42; Taylor, 1987a: 68; Bolton, 1995b: 378.
    • Senior synonym of nigra: Brown, 1958g: 272; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 42; Taylor, 1987a: 68; Bolton, 1995b: 379.
    • Material of the unavailable name subumbrata referred here by Clark, 1936: 84.
    • Distribution: Australia.
  • nigra. Rhytidoponera nigra Clark, 1936: 81, pl. 6, fig. 59 (w.) AUSTRALIA (South Australia).
    • Type-material: 4 syntype workers.
    • Type-locality: Australia: South Australia, Mt Serle (Hale & Tindale), Owieandana (Hale & Tindale).
    • Type-depositories: MVMA, SAMA.
    • Junior synonym of convexa: Brown, 1958g: 272; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 42; Taylor, 1987a: 68; Bolton, 1995b: 380.

Type Material



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Clark J. 1936. A revision of Australian species of Rhytidoponera Mayr (Formicidae). Memoirs of the National Museum of Victoria 9: 14-89
  • Crawley W. C. 1922. New ants from Australia. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (9)9: 427-448.
  • Debuse V. J., J. King, and A. P. N. Hous. 2007. Effect of fragmentation, habitat loss and within-patch habitat characteristics on ant assemblages in semi-arid woodlands of eastern Australia. Lanscape Ecology 22: 731-745.
  • Forel A. 1915. Results of Dr. E. Mjöbergs Swedish Scientific Expeditions to Australia 1910-13. 2. Ameisen. Ark. Zool. 9(16): 1-119