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Species: Rhytidoponera violacea   (Forel, 1907) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Ectatomma (Rhytidoponera) convexum subsp. violaceum Forel, 1907j PDF: 269 (w.m.) AUSTRALIA (Western Australia). Australasia. Primary type information: Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated), 1 syntype male. Type-localities: Australia: Western Australia, stat. 71 Northampton, stat. 80 Eradu, stat. 98 Wooroloo, stat. 99 Lion Mill, stat. 101 Mundaring Weir, stat. 106 South Perth, stat. 109 Subiaco, stat. 129 Jarrahdale, stat. 155 York, 1905 (Michaelsen & Hartmeyer). Type-depositories: ANIC, MHNG, NHMB. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Rhytidoponera: Emery, 1911e PDF: 38.
Status as species: Brown, 1958g PDF: 205, 266; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 49; Taylor, 1987a PDF: 71; Bolton, 1995b: 381; Heterick, 2009 PDF: 140.
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  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, 1 times found in broombrush thicket, 1 times found in native veg., rural environ., 1 times found in Coastal scrubland, 1 times found in riparian woodland, 1 times found in Eucalyptus woodland with, 1 times found in Road verge heath remnant near paddocks; limestone/laterite, white sand times found in Heathland, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 6 times On ground, 5 times ground strays, 2 times soil, 1 times On grd, 1 times Ground forager, 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, ...

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

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

Collect Date Range: collected between 1905-05-19 and 2008-08-27

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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