Rhytidoponera gagates

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Rhytidoponera gagates
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Rhytidoponera nexa)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ectatomminae
Tribe: Ectatommini
Genus: Rhytidoponera
Species: Rhytidoponera gagates
Donisthorpe, 1941

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

Nomenclature

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

  • gagates. Rhytidoponera (Rhytidoponera) gagates Donisthorpe, 1941h: 51 (w.) NEW GUINEA. Junior synonym of nexa: Wilson, in Brown, 1958g: 204; Wilson, 1958d: 312.

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, Junior synonym of nexa)
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1941h. The ants of Japen Island, Dutch New Guinea (Hym., Formicidae). Trans. R. Entomol. Soc. Lond. 91: 51-64 (page 51, 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, Junior synonym of nexa)