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Species: Rhytidoponera aspera   (Roger, 1860) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Ponera metallica var. aspera Roger, 1860 PDF: 308 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Ectatomma: Mayr, 1863a PDF: 410; in Rhytidoponera (Chalcoponera): Emery, 1911e PDF: 39.
Raised to species: Emery, 1911e PDF: 39.
Senior synonym of Rhytidoponera arnoldi: Brown, 1954g PDF: 9.
See also: Emery, 1912a PDF: 77.


  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: 1 times found in rainforest, 0 times found in sandstone scrub, 1 times found in wet sclerophyll, 1 times found in dry sclerophyll, 1 times found in med. dry sclerophyll.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times under bark, 1 times nest in bark of Eucalypt, 1 times In Brush Box dry sclerophyll, 1 times foraging on trunk of gum tree.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Pitfall 142.

Elevations: collected from 180 - 900 meters, 482 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Rhytidoponera arnoldi: casent0907153

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