Rhytidoponera clarki

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Rhytidoponera clarki
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ectatomminae
Tribe: Ectatommini
Genus: Rhytidoponera
Species: R. clarki
Binomial name
Rhytidoponera clarki
Donisthorpe, 1943

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Identification

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -20.26667° to -21.5°.

 
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

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Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.

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Biology

Castes

Worker

Nomenclature

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

  • clarki. Rhytidoponera (Chalcoponera) clarki Donisthorpe, 1943e: 115.
    • Replacement name for Chalcoponera hilli Clark, 1941: 85. [Junior secondary homonym of Rhytidoponera (Rhytidoponera) hilli Crawley, 1915a: 131.]
    • Junior synonym of obscurum: Brown, 1958g: 203, 286.
    • [Note: both clarki Donisthorpe, 1943, and hilli Clark, 1941, are junior synonyms of obscurum Forel, 1900b: 60 (itself a junior primary homonym of Ectatomma obscurum Emery, 1896g: 48) (synonymy by Brown, 1958g: 203); hence clarki Donisthorpe is first available replacement name for hilli Clark, 1941 (Brown, 1958g: 203, 286).]
    • Status as species: Brown, 1958g: 203, 286; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 41; Taylor, 1987a: 68; Bolton, 1995b: 378.
    • Distribution: Australia.

Type Material

Description

References

  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1958g. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. II. Tribe Ectatommini (Hymenoptera). Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 118: 173-362 (page 203, Senior synonym of obscurum)
  • Clark, J. 1941b. Australian Formicidae. Notes and new species. Mem. Natl. Mus. Vic. 12: 71-94 (page 85, [Junior secondary homonym of Rhytidoponera hilli Crawley, 1915a: 131.] )
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1943f. Myrmecological gleanings. Proc. R. Entomol. Soc. Lond. Ser. B 12: 115-116 (page 115, Replacement name for Chalcoponera hilli)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • CSIRO Collection
  • Taylor R. W., and D. R. Brown. 1985. Formicoidea. Zoological Catalogue of Australia 2: 1-149.