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


ACANTHOSTICHII [junior synonym of Dorylinae]
Acanthostichii Emery, 1901a: 34 [as tribe of Dorylinae]. Type-genus: Acanthostichus.
Acanthostichii: Wheeler, W.M. 1902d: 184 [as tribe of Cerapachyinae].
Acanthostichini: Emery, 1911d: 12 [as tribe of Ponerinae; emended spelling of suffix].
Acanthostichini: Brown, 1975: 39 [as tribe of Ponerinae].
Acanthostichini: Bolton, 1990a: 67 [as tribe of Cerapachyinae].
Acanthostichini: Brady, et al. 2014: 5 [as junior synonym of Dorylinae].

Tribe and genus Acanthostichus references
Dalla Torre, 1893: 16 (catalogue); Emery, 1911d: 12 (diagnosis, catalogue); Emery, 1911d: 13 (A. (Ctenopyga) diagnosis, catalogue); Gallardo, 1918b: 8 (Argentina species key); Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 640 (genera, key); Wheeler, W.M. 1934g: 162 (species key); Kusnezov, 1962a: 125 (species key); Kempf, 1972a: 10 (Neotropical catalogue); Brown, 1975: 39 (diagnosis, review of tribe and genus); Brown, 1975: 42 (review of Ctenopyga); Bolton, 1990a: 58 (abdominal morphology); Brandão, 1991: 322 (catalogue); Bolton, 1995a: 1047 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 54 (catalogue); Mackay, 1996: 129 (diagnosis, all species revision, key); Mackay & Mackay, 2002: 35 (U.S.A., New Mexico species key); Bolton, 2003: 33, 137 (diagnosis, synopsis).