Rhytidoponera tasmaniensis

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Rhytidoponera tasmaniensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ectatomminae
Tribe: Ectatommini
Genus: Rhytidoponera
Species: R. tasmaniensis
Binomial name
Rhytidoponera tasmaniensis
Emery, 1898

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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.

  • tasmaniensis. Rhytidoponera metallica var. tasmaniensis Emery, 1898b: 232 (w.) TASMANIA. Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1964b: 449 (l.); Crozier, 1969: 241 (k.). Raised to species and senior synonym of cristulatum: Brown, 1958g: 205.
  • cristulatum. Ectatomma (Rhytidoponera) metallicum var. cristulatum Forel, 1900b: 59 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Forel, 1907a: 2 (m.); Crawley, 1918: 88 (m.). Combination in Rhytidoponera (Chalcoponera): Emery, 1911d: 39. Subspecies of metallica: Forel, 1907a: 1. Junior synonym of tasmaniensis: Brown, 1958g: 205.

Type Material



  • 2n = 30 (Australia) (Crozier et al., 1986).
  • 2n = 46 (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 205, Raised to species, and senior synonym of cristulatum)
  • Crozier, R. H. 1969a [1968]. Cytotaxonomic studies on some Australian dolichoderine ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Caryologia 21: 241-259 (page 241, karyotype described)
  • Emery, C. 1898b. Descrizioni di formiche nuove malesi e australiane. Note sinonimiche. Rend. Sess. R. Accad. Sci. Ist. Bologna (n.s.) 2: 231-245 (page 232, worker described)
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1964b. The ant larvae of the subfamily Ponerinae: supplement. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 57: 443-462 (page 449, larva described)