Rhytidoponera convexa opacior

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Rhytidoponera convexa opacior
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Rhytidoponera violacea)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ectatomminae
Tribe: Ectatommini
Genus: Rhytidoponera
Species: Rhytidoponera convexa opacior
Clark, 1936

This taxon is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Rhytidoponera violacea.


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

  • opacior. Rhytidoponera convexa subsp. opacior Clark, 1936: 86 (w.) AUSTRALIA. [First available use of Rhytidoponera convexa subsp. violacea var. opacior Crawley, 1925b: 583; unavailable name (Taylor, 1986: 34).] Junior synonym of violacea: Brown, 1958g: 205.


  • 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, Junior synonym of violacea)
  • Clark, J. 1936. A revision of Australian species of Rhytidoponera Mayr (Formicidae). Mem. Natl. Mus. Vic. 9: 14-89 (page 86, worker described)