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Species: Rhytidoponera purpurea   (Emery, 1887) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Ectatomma impressum var. purpureum Emery, 1887f PDF: 444 (w.q.) NEW GUINEA (Indonesia). Australasia. Primary type information: Type-material: syntype workers, syntype queens (numbers not stated). Type-locality: Indonesia: Irian Jaya, Hatam (O. Beccari). Type-depository: MSNG. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Status as species: Brown, 1954g PDF: 7; Wilson, 1958g PDF: 315; Brown, 1958g PDF: 204; Ward, 1980a PDF: 491 (redescription); Taylor & Brown, 1985: 46; Taylor, 1987a PDF: 70; Bolton, 1995b: 380.
// Distribution


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

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 32 times found in Rainforest, 1 times found in Foraging in second growth Montane rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times Under rotten log, 1 times sifted litter (leaf mould, rotten wood), 1 times rotting wood, 1 times rotten log, 1 times Pyrethrum knockdown, 0 times Pitfall trap, 1 times On low vegetation, 1 times nocturnal ground foragers, 1 times Moss on rocks, 1 times Litter under Araucaria, 1 times in/under deat logs, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 10 times Berlesate, 2 times direct collection, 2 times Pyrethrum, 2 times Pyrethrum knockdown.

Elevations: collected from 100 - 1250 meters, 694 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1875-07-01 and 2004-08-29

Type specimens: syntype of Ectatomma impressum splendidum: casent0907156; syntype of Ectatomma impressum purpureum: casent0903823

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