Ectatomma metallicum cristulatum

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Ectatomma metallicum cristulatum
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Rhytidoponera tasmaniensis)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ectatomminae
Tribe: Ectatommini
Genus: Rhytidoponera
Species: Ectatomma metallicum cristulatum
Forel, 1900

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


The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • cristulatum. Ectatomma (Rhytidoponera) metallicum var. cristulatum Forel, 1900b: 59 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Forel, 1907a: 2 (m.); Crawley, 1918: 88 (m.). Combination in Rhytidoponera (Chalcoponera): Emery, 1911d: 39. Subspecies of metallica: Forel, 1907a: 1. Junior synonym of tasmaniensis: Brown, 1958g: 205.