Rhytidoponera scaberrima

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Rhytidoponera scaberrima
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ectatomminae
Tribe: Ectatommini
Genus: Rhytidoponera
Species: R. scaberrima
Binomial name
Rhytidoponera scaberrima
(Emery, 1895)

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


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

  • scaberrima. Ectatomma (Rhytidoponera) scaberrimum Emery, 1895g: 347 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Combination in Rhytidoponera (Chalcoponera): Emery, 1897d: 548. Senior synonym of malandensis: Brown, 1958g: 204.
  • malandensis. Rhytidoponera laciniosa r. malandensis Forel, 1915b: 10 (w.m.) AUSTRALIA. Raised to species: Clark, 1936: 73. Junior synonym of scaberrima: Brown, 1958g: 204.

Type Material



  • 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 malandensis)
  • Emery, C. 1895h. Descriptions de quelques fourmis nouvelles d'Australie. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 39: 345-358 (page 347, worker described)
  • Emery, C. 1897d. Viaggio di Lamberto Loria nella Papuasia orientale. XVIII. Formiche raccolte nella Nuova Guinea dal Dott. Lamberto Loria. [part]. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. 38[=(2(18): 546-576 (page 548, Combination in Rhytidoponera (Chalcoponera))