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Species: Rhytidoponera confusa   Ward, 1980 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Rhytidoponera confusa Ward, 1980a PDF: 482, figs. 1-3, 16, 17, 26, 28 (w.) AUSTRALIA (New South Wales). Australasia. Primary type information: Type-material: holotype worker. Type-locality: Australia: New South Wales, Royal Nat. Park, 34°09’S, 151°01’E, 50 m., 11.i.1977, acc. 2129, in rotten log, rainforest gully below waterfall (P.S. Ward). Type-depository: ANIC. Secondary type information: Paratype-material: paratype workers (number not stated). Paratype-locality: “70 accessions (nest series) from the type-locality”, 1974-1978 (P.S. Ward). Paratype-depositories: ANIC, BMNH, MCZC, “Australian State Museums” (presumably some or all of AMSC, MVMA, QMBA, SAMA, WAMP). AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Status as species: Taylor & Brown, 1985: 42; Taylor, 1987a PDF: 68; Bolton, 1995b: 378.
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Distribution:

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

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 13 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in wet sclerophyll, 1 times found in wet sclerophyll/rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 9 times under stone, 3 times ex rotten log, 2 times Nest in rotting wood, 1 times rotten log, 1 times nest in rotten log, 1 times in soil under epiphytic fern on ground.

Elevations: collected from 50 - 750 meters, 387 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1953-09-18 and 2000-11-06

Type specimens: holotype: anic32-011934; nidoparatype of Rhytidoponera confusa: casent0900530



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