Ectatomma metallicum modestum

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Ectatomma metallicum modestum
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Rhytidoponera victoriae)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ectatomminae
Tribe: Ectatommini
Genus: Rhytidoponera
Species: Ectatomma metallicum modestum
Emery, 1895

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


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

  • modestum. Ectatomma (Rhytidoponera) metallicum var. modestum Emery, 1895g: 348 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Combination in Rhytidoponera (Chalcoponera): Emery, 1911d: 39. Subspecies of victoriae: Emery, 1911d: 39; Emery, 1912a: 80. Junior synonym of victoriae: Brown, 1958g: 205.