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Species: Rhytidoponera violacea   (Forel, 1907) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Ectatomma convexum subsp. violaceum Forel, 1907j PDF: 269 (w.m.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Rhytidoponera: Emery, 1911e PDF: 38.
Raised to species: Brown, 1958g PDF: 205.
Senior synonym of Rhytidoponera gemma: Clark, 1936 PDF: 87; of Rhytidoponera opacior: 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: 4 times found in mallee, chenopod shrubland times found in Limestone path, 2 times found in Mixed Xylomelum/Banksia heath, yellow sand, white sand times found in Heathland, 1 times found in Roadside vegetation (exotic), 1 times found in Saltbush/mallee remnant near paddocks; red soil, 1 times found in Sandplain heath, 1 times found in Mallee woodland, 1 times found in sclero. woodl., 1 times found in Mallee woodland; light soil/clay, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 6 times On ground, 5 times ground strays, 2 times soil, 1 times On grd, 1 times Under felt refuse in bush, 1 times trunk strays, 1 times Slit openings to nest, 1 times Nest series, 1 times nest in soil, under log, 1 times ground nest, 1 times Ground forager, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 5 times Pitfall, 1 times By hand.

Elevations: collected from 121 - 348 meters, 223 meters average

Type specimens: syntype: anic32-011944, anic32-011945; syntype of Ectatomma convexum gemma: casent0907137; syntype of Rhytidoponera violacea: casent0907141; type of Ectatomma convexum subsp. violaceum: focol0034, focol0884; type of Rhytidoponera convexum subsp. violaceae: focol0885; type of Rhytidoponera convexum subsp. violaceum: focol0035

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