Rhytidoponera nexa

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Rhytidoponera nexa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ectatomminae
Tribe: Ectatommini
Genus: Rhytidoponera
Species: R. nexa
Binomial name
Rhytidoponera nexa
Stitz, 1912

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Specimen Labels

Synonyms

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: New Guinea (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.

  • major. Rhytidoponera strigosa var. major Stitz, 1912: 501 (w.) NEW GUINEA. Junior synonym of nexa: Wilson, in Brown, 1958g: 204; Wilson, 1958d: 312.
  • nexa. Rhytidoponera strigosa var. nexa Stitz, 1912: 500, fig. 4 (w.) NEW GUINEA. Raised to species: Wilson, in Brown, 1958g: 204. Senior synonym of gagates, major, waigeuensis: Wilson, in Brown, 1958g: 204; Wilson, 1958d: 312.
  • gagates. Rhytidoponera (Rhytidoponera) gagates Donisthorpe, 1941h: 51 (w.) NEW GUINEA. Junior synonym of nexa: Wilson, in Brown, 1958g: 204; Wilson, 1958d: 312.
  • waigeuensis. Rhytidoponera (Rhytidoponera) gagates subsp. waigeuensis Donisthorpe, 1942e: 703 (w.) NEW GUINEA. Donisthorpe, 1943d: 435 (m.). Junior synonym of nexa: Wilson, in Brown, 1958g: 204; Wilson, 1958d: 312.

Description

References

  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1958g. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. II. Tribe Ectatommini (Hymenoptera). Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 118: 173-362 (page 204, Raised to species)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1958g. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. II. Tribe Ectatommini (Hymenoptera). Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 118: 173-362 (page 204, Senior synonym of gagates, major and waigeuensis)
  • Stitz, H. 1912. Ameisen aus Ceram und Neu-Guinea. Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berl. 1912: 498-514 (page 500, fig. 4 worker described)
  • Wilson, E. O. 1958g. Studies on the ant fauna of Melanesia III. Rhytidoponera in western Melanesia and the Moluccas. IV. The tribe Ponerini. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 119: 303-371 (page 312, Senior synonym of gagates, major and waigeuensis)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Brown W. L., Jr. 1958. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. II. Tribe Ectatommini (Hymenoptera). Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 118: 173-362.
  • CSIRO Collection
  • Chapman, J. W., and Capco, S. R. 1951. Check list of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Asia. Monogr. Inst. Sci. Technol. Manila 1: 1-327
  • Chapman, J.W. and S.R. Capco. 1951. Check list of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Asia. Monographs of the Institute of Science and Technology (Manila) 1: 1- 327
  • Donisthorpe H. 1942. New species of ants (Hym., Formicidae) from the Gold Coast, Borneo, Celebes, New Guinea and New Hebrides. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (11)9:701-709.
  • Donisthorpe H. 1948. A fourth instalment of the Ross Collection of ants from New Guinea. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (12)1: 131-143.
  • Donisthorpe H. 1948. A second instalment of the Ross Collection of ants from New Guinea. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (11)14: 297-317.
  • Donisthorpe, Horace. 1941. The Ants of Japen Island, Dutch New Guinea (Hym. Formicidae). The Transactions of the Royal Entomological Society of London. 91(2):51-64.
  • Donisthorpe, Horace. 1943. The Ants of Waigeu Island, North Dutch New Guinea. The Annals and Magazine of Natural History 11 (10): 433-475.
  • Janda M., G. D. Alpert, M. L. Borowiec, E. P. Economo, P. Klimes, E. Sarnat, and S. O. Shattuck. 2011. Cheklist of ants described and recorded from New Guinea and associated islands. Available on http://www.newguineants.org/. Accessed on 24th Feb. 2011.
  • Lattke J. E. 2003. Biogeographic analysis of the ant genus Gnamptogenys Roger in south-east Asia - Australasia (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Ponerinae). Journal of Natural History 37: 1879-1897.
  • Lucky A., E. Sarnat, and L. Alonso. 2011. Ants of the Muller Range, Papua New Guinea, Chapter 10. In Richards, S. J. and Gamui, B. G. (editors). 2013. Rapid Biological Assessments of the Nakanai Mountains and the upper Strickland Basin: surveying the biodiversity of Papua New Guinea’s sublime karst environments. RAP Bulletin of Biological Assessment 60. Conservation International. Arlington, VA.
  • Lucky A., L. E. Alonso, E. Sarnat, and J. Hulr. 2015. Ants and scolytine beetles. In: Richards, S.J. and N. Whitmore (editors) 2015. A rapid biodiversity assessment of Papua New Guinea's Hindenburg Wall region. Wildlife Conservation Society Papua New Guinea Program. Goroka, PNG.
  • Snelling R. R. 1998. Insect Part 1: The social Hymenoptera. In Mack A. L. (Ed.) A Biological Assessment of the Lakekamu Basin, Papua New Guinea, RAP 9. 189 ppages
  • Stitz H. 1912. Ameisen aus Ceram und Neu-Guinea. Sitzungsberichte der Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde zu Berlin 1912: 498-514.
  • Wilson E. O. 1958. Studies on the ant fauna of Melanesia III. Rhytidoponera in western Melanesia and the Moluccas. IV. The tribe Ponerini. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 119: 303-371.
  • Wilson E.O. 1959. Adaptive shift and dispersal in a tropical ant fauna. Evolution 13(1): 122-144.
  • Wilson Edward O. 1959. Adaptive Shift and Dispersal in a Tropical Ant Fauna. Evolution 13(1): 122-144