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Species: Rhytidoponera nexa   Stitz, 1912 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Rhytidoponera strigosa var. nexa Stitz, 1912 PDF: 500, fig. 4 (w.) NEW GUINEA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Raised to species: Wilson, in Brown, 1958g PDF: 204.
Senior synonym of Rhytidoponera gagates, Rhytidoponera major, Rhytidoponera waigeuensis: Wilson, in Brown, 1958g PDF: 204; Wilson, 1958g PDF: 312.


  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: 6 times found in Rainforest, 1 times found in lowland rainforest, 1 times found in lowland wet forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 3 times ground strays, 1 times on low vegetation, 1 times nest on tree, in moss and fern, 1 times nest in soil beneath tree root, 0 times foragers on shrubs and trees (mixed sample), 1 times ex trunks and low foliage.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times search.

Elevations: collected from 20 - 1828 meters, 508 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Rhytidoponera gagates: casent0900526; Holotype of Rhytidoponera gagates waigeuensis: casent0900525; syntype of Rhytidoponera strigosa nexa: casent0915926; type of Rhytidoponera strigosa var. major: focol0906; type of Rhytidoponera strigosa var. nexa: focol0901, focol0902, focol0903

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