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Species: Rhytidoponera victoriae   (André, 1896) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Ectatomma (Rhytidoponera) victoriae André, 1896d PDF: 261 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Crawley, in Poulton, 1922: 122 (m.); Wheeler & Wheeler, 1964b PDF: 449 (l.); Crozier, 1969a PDF: 241 (k.).
Combination in Rhytidoponera (Chalcoponera): Emery, 1911e PDF: 39.
Senior synonym of Rhytidoponera cedarensis, Rhytidoponera modestum, Rhytidoponera scrobiculatum: 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: 68 times found in Rainforest, 17 times found in Wet sclerophyll, 14 times found in Dry sclerophyll, 1 times found in Eucalyptus, dry sclerophyll, 1 times found in sub-tropical rainforest, 1 times found in grazed Euc. dieback area, 1 times found in Subtropical rainforest, 1 times found in Med. sclerophyll, 1 times found in thicket, 1 times found in med. wet sclerophyll, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 8 times Under rock, 7 times under stone, 1 times Pitfall trap, 2 times in leaf litter, 2 times ground strays, 2 times under rotten log, 1 times Pyrethrum logs & trees, 1 times Pitfall trap B1, 1 times on lichens on rock, 1 times nocturnal ground foragers, 1 times nesting in soil, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 44 times Berlesate, 5 times Pitfall, 4 times direct collection, 1 times ex pantraps, 1 times Pitfall 10, 1 times Pitfall 85, 1 times Berlesate, leafmould, 1 times ex leaf litter.

Elevations: collected from 12 - 3100 meters, 792 meters average

Type specimens: Paratype: sam-hym-c002287; syntype: anic32-011958, anic32-011959; syntype of Ectatomma metallicum scrobiculatum: casent0907167; syntype of Ectatomma metallicum modestum: casent0903829; syntype of Rhytidoponera victoriae: casent0907164; syntype of Rhytidoponera victoriae cedarensis: casent0907166

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