Rhytidoponera koumensis

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Rhytidoponera koumensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ectatomminae
Tribe: Ectatommini
Genus: Rhytidoponera
Species: R. koumensis
Binomial name
Rhytidoponera koumensis
Ward, 1984

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Paratype Specimen Label

Identification

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -20.48333333° to -20.53333333°.

 
North
Temperate
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Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: New Caledonia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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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.

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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.

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • koumensis. Rhytidoponera koumensis Ward, 1984: 146, figs. 31, 32, 37, 38 (w.m.) NEW CALEDONIA.
    • Type-material: holotype worker, paratype workers (number not stated), 1 paratype male.
    • Type-locality: holotype New Caledonia: Grottes de Koum, 40 m., 20°32’S, 164°20’E, 3.v.1980, acc. no. 4209, in soil, dry rainforest, on limestone (P.S. Ward); paratypes with same data but acc. nos 4196, 4202, 4209 (P.S. Ward), 7 workers 9 km. NNE Koumac, 80 m., 20°29’S, 164°18’E, 3.v.1980, acc. 4210 (P.S. Ward).
    • Type-depositories: ANIC (holotype); ANIC, BMNH, BPBM, MCZC, MNHN, NHMB, PSWC (paratypes).
    • Status as species: Taylor, 1987a: 72; Bolton, 1995b: 379.
    • Distribution: New Caledonia.

Type Material

Description

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • CSIRO Collection
  • Jennings J. T., L. Krogmann, and C. Burwell. 2013. Review of the hymenopteran fauna of New Caledonia with a checklist of species. Zootaxa 3736(1): 1-53.
  • Taylor R. W. 1987. A checklist of the ants of Australia, New Caledonia and New Zealand (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization) Division of Entomology Report 41: 1-92.
  • Ward P. S. 1984. A revision of the ant genus Rhytidoponera (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in New Caledonia. Aust. J. Zool. 32: 131-175.
  • Ward P. S. 1985. Taxonomic congruence and disparity in an insular ant fauna: Rhytidoponera in New Caledonia. Systematic Zoology 34: 140-151.