Rhytidoponera punctata

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Rhytidoponera punctata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ectatomminae
Tribe: Ectatommini
Genus: Rhytidoponera
Species: R. punctata
Binomial name
Rhytidoponera punctata
(Smith, F., 1858)

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Specimen Labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • punctata. Ectatomma punctata Smith, F. 1858b: 104 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Clark, 1938: 363 (m.). Combination in E. (Rhytidoponera): Dalla Torre, 1893: 25; in Rhytidoponera: Emery, 1911d: 38. See also: Brown, 1958g: 270.

Type Material

The following notes on F. Smith type specimens have been provided by Barry Bolton (details):

Ectatomma punctata

Two worker syntypes in The Natural History Museum. Labelled “52/110.” Acc. Reg.: “1852 no. 110 (9 Oct.) Australia (Port Lincoln). Zool. Society.”



  • 2n = 50 (Australia) (Crozier et al., 1986).


  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1958g. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. II. Tribe Ectatommini (Hymenoptera). Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 118: 173-362 (page 270, see also)
  • Clark, J. 1938. The Sir Joseph Banks Islands. Reports of the McCoy Society for Field Investigation and Research. Part 10. Formicidae (Hymenoptera). Proc. R. Soc. Vic. (n.s.) 50: 356-382 (page 363, male described)
  • Dalla Torre, K. W. von. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. (page 25, Combination in E. (Rhytidoponera))
  • Emery, C. 1911e. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Ponerinae. Genera Insectorum 118: 1-125 (page 38, Combination in Rhytidoponera)
  • Smith, F. 1858a. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae. London: British Museum, 216 pp. (page 104, worker described)