Rhytidoponera maledicta

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Rhytidoponera maledicta
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ectatomminae
Tribe: Ectatommini
Genus: Rhytidoponera
Species: R. maledicta
Binomial name
Rhytidoponera maledicta
Forel, 1915

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Specimen Labels



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.




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

  • maledicta. Rhytidoponera (Chalcoponera) victoriae r. maledicta Forel, 1915b: 15 (w.q.m.) AUSTRALIA (Queensland).
    • Type-material: syntype workers, syntype queens, syntype males (numbers not stated).
    • Type-localities: Australia: Queensland, Malanda, and Cedar Creek (E. Mjöberg).
    • Type-depositories: MHNG, NHRS.
    • Status as species: Brown, 1958g: 203, 286; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 44; Taylor, 1987a: 69; Bolton, 1995b: 379.
    • Distribution: Australia.

Type Material

  • Rhytidoponera (Chalcoponera) victoriae maledicta Forel, 1915: Syntype, worker(s), queen(s), male(s), Malanda and Ravenshoe (as Cedar Creek), Queensland, Australia, Musee d'Histoire Naturelle Genève.



  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1958g. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. II. Tribe Ectatommini (Hymenoptera). Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 118: 173-362 (page 203, Raised to species)
  • Forel, A. 1915b. Results of Dr. E. Mjöbergs Swedish Scientific Expeditions to Australia 1910-13. 2. Ameisen. Ark. Zool. 9(1 16: 1-119 (page 15, worker, queen, male described)