Rhytidoponera subcyanea

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Rhytidoponera subcyanea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ectatomminae
Tribe: Ectatommini
Genus: Rhytidoponera
Species: R. subcyanea
Binomial name
Rhytidoponera subcyanea
Emery, 1897

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Specimen Labels

Synonyms

Identification

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -5.333° to -8.883330345°.

 
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Indonesia, New Guinea (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.

  • subcyanea. Rhytidoponera subcyanea Emery, 1897d: 548 (w.) NEW GUINEA (Papua New Guinea).
    • Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated).
    • Type-locality: Papua New Guinea: Moroka (L. Loria).
    • Type-depository: MSNG.
    • Status as species: Emery, 1911d: 38; Karavaiev, 1925a: 78; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 28; Brown, 1958g: 205; Wilson, 1958d: 319; Bolton, 1995b: 381.
    • Senior synonym of aruana: Wilson, 1958d: 319; Wilson, in Brown, 1958g: 205; Bolton, 1995b: 381.
    • Senior synonym of transversiruga: Wilson, 1958d: 319; Wilson, in Brown, 1958g: 205; Bolton, 1995b: 381.
    • Senior synonym of wallacei: Wilson, 1958d: 319; Wilson, in Brown, 1958g: 205; Bolton, 1995b: 381.
    • Distribution: Indonesia (Aru Is, Irian Jaya), Papua New Guinea.
  • aruana. Rhytidoponera (Rhytidoponera) subcyanea var. aruana Karavaiev, 1925a: 78 (w.) INDONESIA (Aru Is).
    • Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated, “a few”).
    • Type-locality: Indonesia: Aru Is, Kobror, Nr 2542 (W. Karawaiew).
    • Type-depositories: NHMB, SIZK.
    • Subspecies of subcyanea: Chapman & Capco, 1951: 28.
    • Junior synonym of subcyanea: Wilson, 1958d: 319; Wilson, in Brown, 1958g: 205; Bolton, 1995b: 378.
  • transversiruga. Rhytidoponera subcyanea subsp. transversiruga Emery, 1911b: 532 (w.) NEW GUINEA (Indonesia).
    • Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated).
    • Type-localities: Indonesia: Irian Jaya, Cyclops Mts, and Manikion (no collector’s name).
    • Type-depository: MSNG.
    • Subspecies of subcyanea: Viehmeyer, 1912: 4; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 28.
    • Junior synonym of subcyanea: Wilson, 1958d: 319; Wilson, in Brown, 1958g: 205; Bolton, 1995b: 381.
  • wallacei. Rhytidoponera (Rhytidoponera) wallacei Donisthorpe, 1932c: 474 (w.) INDONESIA (Aru Is).
    • Type-material: holotype worker.
    • Type-locality: Indonesia: Aru Is (A.R. Wallace).
    • Type-depository: OXUM.
    • Junior synonym of subcyanea: Wilson, 1958d: 319; Wilson, in Brown, 1958g: 205; Bolton, 1995b: 381.

Description

References

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.
  • CSIRO Collection
  • Chapman, J. W., and Capco, S. R. 1951. Check list of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Asia. Monogr. Inst. Sci. Technol. Manila 1: 1-327
  • 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. 1911. Formicidae. Résultats de l'expédition scientifique néerlandaise à la Nouvelle-Guinée en 1903 sous les auspices de Arthur Wichmann. Nova Guinea 5: 531-539.
  • Emery C. 1911. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Ponerinae. Genera Insectorum 118: 1-125.
  • Janda M., G. D. Alpert, M. L. Borowiec, E. P. Economo, P. Klimes, E. Sarnat, and S. O. Shattuck. 2011. Cheklist of ants described and recorded from New Guinea and associated islands. Available on http://www.newguineants.org/. Accessed on 24th Feb. 2011.
  • Karavaiev V. 1926. Ameisen aus dem Indo-Australischen Gebiet. Treubia 8: 413-445.
  • Karavaiev, V. 1925. Ponerinen (Fam. Formicidae) aus dem Indo-Australischen Gebiet. Konowia 4:69-81.
  • Viehmeyer H. 1912. Ameisen aus Deutsch Neuguinea gesammelt von Dr. O. Schlaginhaufen. Nebst einem Verzeichnisse der papuanischen Arten. Abhandlungen und Berichte des Königlichen Zoologischen und Anthropologische-Ethnographischen Museums zu Dresden 14: 1-26.
  • Wilson E. O. 1958. Studies on the ant fauna of Melanesia III. Rhytidoponera in western Melanesia and the Moluccas. IV. The tribe Ponerini. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 119: 303-371.
  • Wilson E.O. 1959. Adaptive shift and dispersal in a tropical ant fauna. Evolution 13(1): 122-144.
  • Wilson Edward O. 1959. Adaptive Shift and Dispersal in a Tropical Ant Fauna. Evolution 13(1): 122-144