Rhytidoponera victoriae

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Rhytidoponera victoriae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ectatomminae
Tribe: Ectatommini
Genus: Rhytidoponera
Species: R. victoriae
Binomial name
Rhytidoponera victoriae
(André, 1896)

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Specimen Labels

Synonyms

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Biology

Association with Other Organisms

This species is a host for the eucharitid wasp Tricoryna minor (a parasite) (Universal Chalcidoidea Database) (primary host).

Castes

Worker

Nomenclature

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

  • modestum. Ectatomma (Rhytidoponera) metallicum var. modestum Emery, 1895g: 348 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Combination in Rhytidoponera (Chalcoponera): Emery, 1911d: 39. Subspecies of victoriae: Emery, 1911d: 39; Emery, 1912a: 80. Junior synonym of victoriae: Brown, 1958g: 205.
  • victoriae. Ectatomma (Rhytidoponera) victoriae André, 1896b: 261 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Crawley, in Poulton & Crawley, 1922: 122 (m.); Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1964b: 449 (l.); Crozier, 1969: 241 (k.). Combination in Rhytidoponera (Chalcoponera): Emery, 1911d: 39. Senior synonym of cedarensis, modestum, scrobiculatum: Brown, 1958g: 205.
  • scrobiculatum. Ectatomma (Rhytidoponera) metallicum var. scrobiculatum Forel, 1900b: 59 (w.q.m.) AUSTRALIA. Combination in Rhytidoponera (Chalcoponera): Emery, 1911d: 39. Subspecies of victoriae: Emery, 1911d: 39; Emery, 1912a: 80. Junior synonym of victoriae: Brown, 1958g: 205.
  • cedarensis. Rhytidoponera (Chalcoponera) victoriae var. cedarensis Forel, 1915b: 15 (w.m.) AUSTRALIA. Junior synonym of victoriae: Brown, 1958g: 205.

Type Material

Description

Karyotype

  • n = 21, 2n = 42 (Australia) (Crozier, 1969; Crozier, 1970b; Crozier et al., 1986; Imai et al., 1977).

References

  • André, E. 1896b. Liste des Hyménoptères appartenant aux familles des Formicides et des Mutillides recueillis au Siam et au Cambodge et offerts au Muséum par M. Pavie. Bull. Mus. Hist. Nat. 2: 261-262 (page 261, worker described)
  • André, E. 1896d. Fourmis nouvelles d'Asie et d'Australie. Rev. Entomol. (Caen) 15: 251-265 PDF
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1958g. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. II. Tribe Ectatommini (Hymenoptera). Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 118: 173-362 (page 205, Senior synonym of cedarensis, modestum and scrobiculatum)
  • Crawley, W. C. 1922d. Notes on some Australian ants. Biological notes by E. B. Poulton, D.Sc., M.A., F.R.S., and notes and descriptions of new forms by W. C. Crawley, B.A., F.E.S., F.R.M.S. [concl.]. Entomol. Mon. Mag. 58: 121-126 (page 122, male described)
  • Crozier, R. H. 1969a [1968]. Cytotaxonomic studies on some Australian dolichoderine ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Caryologia 21: 241-259 (page 241, karyotype described)
  • Emery, C. 1911e. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Ponerinae. Genera Insectorum 118: 1-125 (page 39, Combination in Rhytidoponera (Chalcoponera))
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1964b. The ant larvae of the subfamily Ponerinae: supplement. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 57: 443-462 (page 449, larva described)