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Species: Rhytidoponera tasmaniensis   Emery, 1898 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Rhytidoponera metallica var. tasmaniensis Emery, 1898b: 232 (w.) TASMANIA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Raised to species and senior synonym of Rhytidoponera cristulatum: Brown, 1958g PDF: 205.


  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: 2 times found in dry sclerophyll, 1 times found in eucalyptus woodland, 1 times found in Native and non-native trees and shrubs, 1 times found in open Euc.-Banksia woodland, 1 times found in Sclerophyll woodland, 1 times found in Wet sclerophyll, 1 times found in Wet Sclerophyll woodland.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times under rock, 1 times on Eucalyptus trunk, 1 times low mound near rock, 1 times low mound, 1 times ground nest with low mound.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Pitfall 3, 1 times Pitfall 40.

Elevations: collected from 600 - 1230 meters, 850 meters average

Type specimens: syntype: anic32-011949; syntype of Ectatomma metallicum cristulatum: casent0907157; syntype of Rhytidoponera metallica tasmaniensis: casent0903828

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