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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Tribe: Dolichoderini
Genus: Acanthoclinea
Wheeler, W.M., 1935
Type species
Dolichoderus doriae

Dolichoderus doriae side view

Dolichoderus doriae top view

Specimen labels

This genus is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Dolichoderus.


The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • ACANTHOCLINEA [junior synonym of Dolichoderus]
    • Acanthoclinea Wheeler, W.M. 1935c: 69 [as subgenus of Dolichoderus]. Type-species: Dolichoderus doriae, by original designation.
    • Acanthoclinea raised to genus: Brown, 1950e: 249.
    • Acanthoclinea junior synonym of Dolichoderus: Taylor & Brown, D.R. 1985: 93; Shattuck, 1992c: 66.


  • Bolton, B. 1994. Identification guide to the ant genera of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 222 pp. (page 26, Acanthoclinea as junior synonym of Dolichoderus)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 85, Acanthoclinea as junior synonym of Dolichoderus)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1950g. Morphological, taxonomic, and other notes on ants. Wasmann J. Biol. 8: 241-250 (page 249, Acanthoclinea raised to genus)
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1943g. A list of the type-species of the genera and subgenera of the Formicidae. [part]. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 11(10): 617-688 (page 618, Acanthoclinea in Dolichoderinae, Dolichoderini)
  • Shattuck, S. O. 1992c. Generic revision of the ant subfamily Dolichoderinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology 21: 1-181 (page 66, Acanthoclinea as junior synonym of Dolichoderus)
  • Taylor, R. W.; Brown, D. R. 1985. Formicoidea. Zool. Cat. Aust. 2:1- 149: 1-149, 30 (page 93, Acanthoclinea as junior synonym of Dolichoderus)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1935c. Myrmecological notes. Psyche (Camb.) 42: 68-72 PDF (page 69, Acanthoclinea as subgenus of Dolichoderus)