Rhytidoponera flava

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Rhytidoponera flava
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Rhytidoponera aurata)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ectatomminae
Tribe: Ectatommini
Genus: Rhytidoponera
Species: Rhytidoponera flava
Crawley, 1915

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


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

  • flava. Rhytidoponera (Rhytidoponera) flava Crawley, 1915b: 232 (m.) AUSTRALIA. Junior synonym of aurata: Clark, 1936: 28.


  • Clark, J. 1936. A revision of Australian species of Rhytidoponera Mayr (Formicidae). Mem. Natl. Mus. Vic. 9: 14-89 (page 28, Junior synonym of aurata)
  • Crawley, W. C. 1915b. Ants from north and south-west Australia (G. F. Hill, Rowland Turner) and Christmas Island, Straits Settlements. - Part II. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 8(15): 232-239 (page 232, male described)