Rhytidoponera fulgens

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Rhytidoponera fulgens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ectatomminae
Tribe: Ectatommini
Genus: Rhytidoponera
Species: R. fulgens
Binomial name
Rhytidoponera fulgens
(Emery, 1883)

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Synonyms

Identification

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -20.992° to -21.166°.

 
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: New Caledonia (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

Nomenclature

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

  • fulgens. Ectatomma fulgens Emery, 1883: 148 (w.) NEW CALEDONIA.
    • Type-material: holotype worker.
    • Type-locality: New Caledonia: (no further data).
    • Type-depository: MSNG.
    • Emery, 1914f: 395 (m.).
    • Combination in E. (Rhytidoponera): Emery, in Dalla Torre, 1893: 24;
    • combination in Rhytidoponera (Chalcoponera): Emery, 1911d: 39;
    • combination in Chalcoponera: Wheeler, W.M. 1935g: 10.
    • Status as species: Dalla Torre, 1893: 24; Emery, 1911d: 39; Emery, 1912a: 78 (in key); Emery, 1914f: 393; Wheeler, W.M. 1935g: 10; Brown, 1958g: 203, 288 (in key); Ward, 1984: 144 (redescription); Taylor, 1987a: 71; Bolton, 1995b: 379.
    • Senior synonym of socrula: Brown, 1958g: 203; Ward, 1984: 144; Taylor, 1987a: 71; Bolton, 1995b: 379.
    • Distribution: New Caledonia.
  • socrula. Rhytidoponera (Chalcoponera) fulgens var. socrula Emery, 1914f: 395 (w.) NEW CALEDONIA.
    • Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated).
    • Type-locality: New Caledonia: Coula-Boréaré (F. Sarasin & J. Roux).
    • Type-depositories: MHNG, MSNG, NHMB.
    • Combination in Chalcoponera: Wheeler, W.M. 1935g: 10.
    • Subspecies of fulgens: Wheeler, W.M. 1935g: 10.
    • Junior synonym of fulgens: Brown, 1958g: 203; Ward, 1984: 144; Taylor, 1987a: 71; Bolton, 1995b: 380.

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 socrula)
  • Dalla Torre, K. W. von. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. (page 24, Combination in E. (Rhytidoponera))
  • Emery, C. 1883. Alcune formiche della Nuova Caledonia. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 15: 145-151 (page 148, worker described)
  • Emery, C. 1911e. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Ponerinae. Genera Insectorum 118: 1-125 (page 39, Combination in Rhytidoponera (Chalcoponera))
  • Emery, C. 1914f. Les fourmis de la Nouvelle-Calédonie et des îles Loyalty. Nova Caled. A Zool. 1: 393-437 (page 395, male described)
  • Ward, P. S. 1984. A revision of the ant genus Rhytidoponera (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in New Caledonia. Aust. J. Zool. 32: 131-175 (page 144, see also)


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Brown W. L., Jr. 1958. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. II. Tribe Ectatommini (Hymenoptera). Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 118: 173-362.
  • Chazeau J., H. Jourdan, L. Bonnet de Larbogne, J. Konghouleux, and T. Potiaroa. 2003. Etude floristique et faunistique de la foret seche de Nekoro, 2 eme partie: evaluation de l'integrite de la faune par l'etude de la myrmecofaune. Lettre de Commande Programme Forêt Sèche /lRD N°l 54/2002/CP
  • Emery C. 1883. Alcune formiche della Nuova Caledonia. Bullettino della Società Entomologica Italiana 15: 145-151.
  • Emery C. 1911. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Ponerinae. Genera Insectorum 118: 1-125.
  • Emery, C. 1914. Les fourmis de la Nouvelle-Calédonie et des îles Loyalty. Nova Caledonia. A. Zoologie 1:393-437.
  • Jennings J. T., L. Krogmann, and C. Burwell. 2013. Review of the hymenopteran fauna of New Caledonia with a checklist of species. Zootaxa 3736(1): 1-53.
  • Jourdan H., T. Delsinne, R. Sadlier, L. Bonnet de Larbogne, D. Konghouleux, T. Potiaroa and J. Chazeau. 2002. P37-56. In Etude de l'invasion de la Nouvelle-Calédonie par la fourmi pionnière Wasmannia auropunctata (Roger): modalités, impact sur la diversité et le fonctionnement des écosystèmes, moyens d'une maîtrise de la nuisance. Programme INWASCAL, Conventions Sciences de la Vie, Zoologie Appliquée 13.
  • Taylor R. W. 1987. A checklist of the ants of Australia, New Caledonia and New Zealand (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization) Division of Entomology Report 41: 1-92.
  • Ward P. S. 1984. A revision of the ant genus Rhytidoponera (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in New Caledonia. Aust. J. Zool. 32: 131-175.
  • Ward P. S. 1985. Taxonomic congruence and disparity in an insular ant fauna: Rhytidoponera in New Caledonia. Systematic Zoology 34: 140-151.
  • Wheeler W.M. 1935. Check list of the ants of Oceania. Occasional Papers of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum 11(11):1-56.
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1927. The ants of Lord Howe Island and Norfolk Island. Proc. Am. Acad. Arts Sci. 62: 121-153
  • Wheeler, William Morton. 1927. The Ants of Lord Howe Island and Norfolk Island. Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 62(4): 121-153
  • Wheeler, William Morton.1935.Checklist of the Ants of Oceania.Occasional Papers 11(11): 3-56