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Species: Rhytidoponera inops   Emery, 1900 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Rhytidoponera inops Emery, 1900b PDF: 312 (w.) NEW GUINEA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Rhytidoponera (Chalcoponera): Emery, 1911e PDF: 39.
Senior syonym of Rhytidoponera striata: Wilson, in Brown, 1958g PDF: 203; Wilson, 1958g PDF: 310.


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

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 12 times found in Rainforest, 2 times found in Lowland rainforest, 1 times found in lowland wet forest, 1 times found in primary forest, 1 times found in Second growth rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 8 times ground strays, 1 times ground forager(s), 1 times grd. foragers (s), 1 times foraging on ground, 1 times foragers in leaf litter, 1 times ex trunks and low foliage, 1 times ex rotting log, 1 times at extra-floral nectaries, euphorb sapling.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times search, 1 times Berlesate.

Elevations: collected from 50 - 1150 meters, 177 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Rhytidoponera inops: casent0916731; Holotype of Rhytidoponera striata: castype06975

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