Ectatomma metallicum obscurum

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Ectatomma metallicum obscurum
Scientific classification (junior homonym, replaced by Rhytidoponera clarki)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ectatomminae
Tribe: Ectatommini
Genus: Rhytidoponera
Species: Ectatomma metallicum obscurum
Forel, 1900

This taxon is a junior homonym and has been replaced by Rhytidoponera clarki.


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

  • obscurum. Ectatomma (Rhytidoponera) metallicum var. obscurum Forel, 1900b: 60 (w.q.m.) AUSTRALIA. [Unresolved junior primary homonym of Ectatomma obscurum Emery, 1896g: 48 (now in Gnamptogenys).] Combination in Rhytidoponera (Chalcoponera): Emery, 1911d: 39. Raised to species: Emery, 1911d: 39; Emery, 1912a: 79. Senior synonym of clarki (hence the latter is first available name for this taxon): Brown, 1958g: 203.