Rhytidoponera croesus

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Rhytidoponera croesus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ectatomminae
Tribe: Ectatommini
Genus: Rhytidoponera
Species: R. croesus
Binomial name
Rhytidoponera croesus
Emery, 1901

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


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

  • croesus. Rhytidoponera croesus Emery, 1901a: 50 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1964b: 448 (l.). Combination in R. (Chalcoponera): Emery, 1911d: 39. Senior synonym of andrei, fastuosa: Brown, 1954g: 10.
  • fastuosa. Rhytidoponera (Chalcoponera) fastuosa Santschi, 1916c: 174 (w.q.m.) AUSTRALIA. Junior synonym of croesus: Brown, 1954g: 10.
  • andrei. Chalcoponera victoriae var. andrei Wheeler, W.M. & Chapman, 1925: 59, pl. 2, figs. 3, 4 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Junior synonym of croesus: Brown, 1954g: 10.

Type Material



  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1954g. Systematic and other notes on some of the smaller species of the ant genus Rhytidoponera Mayr. Breviora 33: 1-11 (page 10, Senior synonym of andrei and fastuosa)
  • Emery, C. 1901b. Notes sur les sous-familles des Dorylines et Ponérines (Famille des Formicides). Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 45: 32-54 (page 50, worker described)
  • Emery, C. 1911e. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Ponerinae. Genera Insectorum 118: 1-125 (page 39, Combination in R. (Chalcoponera))
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1964b. The ant larvae of the subfamily Ponerinae: supplement. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 57: 443-462 (page 448, larva described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Chapman, J.W. and S.R. Capco. 1951. Check list of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Asia. Monographs of the Institute of Science and Technology (Manila) 1: 1- 327
  • Emery C. 1901. Notes sur les sous-familles des Dorylines et Ponérines (Famille des Formicides). Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 45: 32-54.
  • Forel A. 1915. Results of Dr. E. Mjöbergs Swedish Scientific Expeditions to Australia 1910-13. 2. Ameisen. Ark. Zool. 9(16): 1-119
  • Taylor R. W., and D. R. Brown. 1985. Formicoidea. Zoological Catalogue of Australia 2: 1-149.