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Species: Rhytidoponera araneoides   (Le Guillou, 1842) 

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Rhytidoponera araneoides_cf, Rhytidoponera araneoides_nr

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Ponera araneoides Le Guillou, 1842 PDF: 317 (w.) SOLOMON IS. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Ectatomma: Mayr, 1876 PDF: 92; in Rhytidoponera: Emery, 1897: 548.
Senior synonym of Rhytidoponera rugosa: Mayr, 1876 PDF: 92; Donisthorpe, 1932c PDF: 454; of Rhytidoponera ceranensis, Rhytidoponera froggatti, Rhytidoponera impressinodis: Wilson, in Brown, 1958g PDF: 202; Wilson, 1958g PDF: 307; of Rhytidoponera arcuata: Brown, 1958g PDF: 202.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Indonesia
    Oceania: Australia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Australasia, Indomalaya

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 5 times found in Rainforest, 4 times found in Lowland rainforest, 2 times found in Euc. savanna, 2 times found in Dry evgr. for., 1 times found in Grassland, 1 times found in Low country dominated by Melaleuca, 1 times found in Primary rainforest, 1 times found in Secondary rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times Dead wood on ground, 2 times ex rtn. log, 1 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times on leaf of Macaranga sp., 1 times Nocturnal strays, 1 times nocturnal grd. foragers, 1 times nesting in soil under log, 1 times ground nest, 1 times ground forager(s), 1 times ex trunks and low foliage, 1 times ex trunks & tops of feeled trees, ...

Elevations: collected from 30 - 1200 meters, 475 meters average

Type specimens: syntype: anic32-011931; syntype of Ectatomma froggatti: casent0907145; type of Rhytidoponera araneoides var. ceramensis: focol0403; type of Rhytidoponera araneoides var. impressinodis: focol0898, focol0899, focol0900

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