Rhytidoponera rufonigra

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Rhytidoponera rufonigra
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Rhytidoponera punctata)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ectatomminae
Tribe: Ectatommini
Genus: Rhytidoponera
Species: Rhytidoponera rufonigra
Clark, 1936

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Specimen Labels

This taxon is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Rhytidoponera punctata.


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

  • rufonigra. Rhytidoponera rufonigra Clark, 1936: 58, pl. 5, figs. 35, 36 (w.m.) AUSTRALIA (Western Australia).
    • Type-material: syntype workers, syntype males (numbers not stated).
    • Type-localities: Australia: Western Australia, Perth, Mundaring, and Armadale (J. Clark).
    • Type-depository: MVMA.
    • Status as species: Brown, 1958g: 204; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 47; Taylor, 1987a: 70; Bolton, 1995b: 380; Heterick, 2009: 139.
    • Junior synonym of punctata: Heterick, 2021: 16.