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Species: Rhytidoponera taurus   (Forel, 1910) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Ectatomma (Rhytidoponera) cornutum subsp. taurus Forel, 1910b PDF: 12 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Forel, 1915b PDF: 12 (m.).
Combination in Rhytidoponera: Emery, 1911e PDF: 38.
Raised to species and senior synonym of Rhytidoponera brevior, Rhytidoponera fusciventris: Clark, 1936 PDF: 25.


  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: 5 times found in savanna woodland, 2 times found in Eucalyptus woodland, 2 times found in river gums, 2 times found in open shrubland, sandy soil, 1 times found in dry sclerophyll, 2 times found in Eucalyptus open woodland, 1 times found in Low coastal scrub, 1 times found in roadside, 1 times found in low scrub, 1 times found in sandy, coasal shrub, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times soil, 1 times small mound, 1 times Pitfall trap and foragers, 1 times open mound, 1 times On grd, 1 times nocturnal ground forager(s), 1 times nocturnal ground forager, 1 times nest in tree-base, 1 times nest in soil w. mound, 1 times nest in soil, 1 times mound nest, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times By hand, 1 times Dry pits, 1 times Site 105.

Elevations: collected from 100 - 2700 meters, 660 meters average

Type specimens: syntype: anic32-011936; syntype of Rhytidoponera cerastes brevior: casent0915146; syntype of Rhytidoponera taurus: casent0907142; type of Rhytidoponera cornuta var. fusciventris: focol0907, focol0908, focol0909

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