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Species: Rhytidoponera cristata   (Mayr, 1876) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Ectatomma (Rhytidoponera) cristatum Mayr, 1876 PDF: 91 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Rhytidoponera (Rhytidoponera): Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 24; in Rhytidoponera: Emery, 1897: 548.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Oceania: Australia
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 4 times found in dry sclerophyll, 3 times found in paddock, 1 times found in medium sclerophll woods, 1 times found in red soil, grassland, 1 times found in reddish soil, Eucalypts and brigalow, 1 times found in Redish soil, brigalow scrub, 1 times found in ex paddock, 1 times found in Med. sclerophyll woods.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times Nest in soil, 2 times Mound, 1 times stray foragers, 1 times Nest ex small, obscure mound, 1 times Large mound, 1 times ex indistinct low mound.

Elevations: collected from 243 - 304 meters, 282 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Ectatomma cristatum: casent0915923; syntype of Rhytidoponera cristata: casent0907143

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