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Species: Rhytidoponera chalybaea   Emery, 1901 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Rhytidoponera impressa var. chalybaea Emery, 1901b PDF: 51 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Rhytidoponera (Chalcoponera): Emery, 1911e PDF: 39.
Raised to species and senior synonym of Rhytidoponera cyrus: Brown, 1954g PDF: 4.
See also: Ward, 1980a PDF: 478.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Oceania: Australia
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
  Native to (according to species list records):
    Australasia bioregion

Distribution Notes:

upper North Island


various semi-distrubed habitats


first record in NZ; 1959 (Taylor 1961)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in Rainforest, 1 times found in disturbed wet sclerophyll, 1 times found in littoral rainforest, 1 times found in Subtropical Rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 5 times ex rotten log, 1 times rotting wood.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times direct collection.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 680 meters, 512 meters average

Type specimens: syntype: anic32-011933; syntype of Ectatomma cyrus: casent0907154; syntype of Rhytidoponera impressa chalybaea: casent0903822

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