Rhytidoponera is a large genus of ants in the subfamily Ectatomminae.[2] The genus is known from Australia and Melanesia, with New Caledonia as the most eastern limit.[3]

Rhytidoponera
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Rhytidoponera metallica worker
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Rhytidoponera

Mayr, 1862
Type species
Ponera araneoides
Diversity[1]
106 species
Synonyms

Chalcoponera Emery, 1897

Some Rhytidoponera species have both winged alate queens and gamergates.[4] All known queenless species of Rhytidoponera are polygynous.[5]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bolton, B. (2014). "Rhytidoponera". AntCat. Retrieved 6 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Genus: Rhytidoponera". antweb.org. AntWeb. Retrieved 3 October 2013.
  3. ^ Ward, P. S. (1984). "A revision of the ant genus Rhytidoponera (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in New Caledonia". Australian Journal of Zoology. 32: 131–175. doi:10.1071/zo9840131.
  4. ^ Peeters, Christian; Ito, Fuminori (2001). "Colony Dispersal and the Evolution of Queen Morphology in Social Hymenoptera". Annual Review of Entomology. Annual Reviews. 46: 601–30. doi:10.1146/annurev.ento.46.1.601. ISSN 0066-4170. PMID 11112181.
  5. ^ Peeters, Christian P. (1991). Veeresh, G. K.; Mallik, B. (eds.). Social Insects and the Environment: Proceedings of the 11th International Congress of IUSSI, 1990 (International Union for the Study of Social Insects). Brill Academic Pub. p. 234. ISBN 978-9004093164. Retrieved 12 August 2014.

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