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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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • maledicta. Rhytidoponera (Chalcoponera) victoriae r. maledicta Forel, 1915b: 15 (w.q.m.) AUSTRALIA. Raised to species: Brown, 1958g: 203.

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). Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 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)