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Species: Rhytidoponera mayri   (Emery, 1883) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Ectatomma (Rhytidoponera) mayri Emery, 1883 PDF: 150 (footnote) (w.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Rhytidoponera: Emery, 1911e PDF: 38.


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

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in Open mallee on sanddune, 2 times found in Mallee and Triodia on sand dune, 2 times found in bluebush steppe, 2 times found in Mallee woodland; light soil/clay, 2 times found in native veg., rural environ., 2 times found in Mallee, 1 times found in blackbutt red gum woodland, 1 times found in sandy salt bush, 1 times found in Savanna woodland, red soil plain, 1 times found in Chenopod shrubland on floodplain, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 5 times nest in soil, 3 times Stray ground foragers, 2 times On ground, 3 times mound nest, 2 times soil, 1 times Grd nest, 2 times Fairly large nest mounds, slit openings, 1 times Dirt and twig mound 20cm X 10cm tall slit entrance, 1 times strays, 1 times Stray foragers, 1 times small mound in spinifex, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Pitfall.

Elevations: collected from 72 - 609 meters, 191 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Rhytidoponera mayri: casent0903814; syntype: anic32-011926, anic32-011927; syntype of Ectatomma mayri glabrius: casent0907149; syntype of Rhytidoponera occidentalis: antweb1008314; syntype of Rhytidoponera rufithorax: antweb1008321; type of Rhytidoponera dixoni: antweb1008302; type of Rhytidoponera mayri r. glabrior var. rotundata: focol0911; type of Rhytidoponera mayri r. glabrius var. laevior: focol0910; type of Rhytidoponera petiolata: antweb1008315; type of Rhytidoponera quadriceps: antweb1008317

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