Rhytidoponera metallica purpurascens

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Rhytidoponera metallica purpurascens
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Rhytidoponera metallica)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ectatomminae
Tribe: Ectatommini
Genus: Rhytidoponera
Species: Rhytidoponera metallica purpurascens
Wheeler, W.M., 1915

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


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

  • purpurascens. Rhytidoponera (Chalcoponera) metallica var. purpurascens Wheeler, W.M. 1915g: 805 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Junior synonym of metallica: Brown, 1958g: 204.