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Species: Rhytidoponera aurata   (Roger, 1861) 

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Rhytidoponera aurata_cf

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Ponera (Ectatomma) aurata Roger, 1861b PDF: 169. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

, attributed to Le Guillou, (w.) AUSTRALIA.
Clark, 1936 PDF: 28 (m.).
Combination in Ectatomma: Mayr, 1876 PDF: 91; in Rhytidoponera (Rhytidoponera): Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 23; in Rhytidoponera: Emery, 1911e PDF: 37.
Senior synonym of Rhytidoponera flava: Clark, 1936 PDF: 28.

Distribution:

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

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 7 times found in savanna woodland, 6 times found in Eucalyptus woodland, 3 times found in scarp base, 2 times found in outcrop area, 2 times found in mixed Eucalyptus woodland, 2 times found in Savanna, 2 times found in dry sclerophyll, 2 times found in open Eucalypt woodland, 2 times found in Eucalypt woodland, sandstone, 2 times found in open woodland, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 5 times stray foragers, 4 times nest in soil, 2 times small hole in ground, 2 times Ground strays, 1 times common ground forager, 0 times common forager, 1 times 9am, foragers, 1 times Stray ground foragers, 1 times nest under rock, 1 times nest in tree stump, 1 times Nest in soil, small mound, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times flight intercept trap.

Elevations: collected at 350 m

Type specimens: Holotype of Rhytidoponera flava: casent0900518; Paratype: sam-hym-c005169



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