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The tribe Myrmoteratini belongs to the subfamily Formicinae. For a list of genera contained within this tribe see Myrmoteratini genera, for species see Myrmoteratini species.

Ward et al. (2016) - An isolated genus in its subfamily with numerous distinctive features including elongate, trap-jaw mandibles and very large eyes. It appears to be sister to the tribe Camponotini, but this requires confirmation.


Myrmoteratii Emery, 1895j: 772. Type-genus: Myrmoteras.
Taxonomic history
Myrmoteratini as tribe of Camponotinae: Emery, 1895j: 772 [Myrmoteratii]; Wheeler, W.M. 1910g: 143 [Myrmoteratii].Myrmoteratini as tribe of Gesomyrmicinae: Ashmead, 1905b: 384.
Myrmoteratini as tribe of Formicinae: Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 692; Emery, 1925b: 36; all subsequent authors.

Junior synonym of MYRMOTERATINI

Myrmoteratini Forel, 1912i: 88. Type-genus: Myrmoteras.
Taxonomic history
Myrmoteratini as tribe of Camponotinae: Forel, 1912i: 88; Forel, 1917: 248.
Myrmoteratini as junior homonym and junior synonym of Myrmoteratini Emery: Bolton, 1995b: 13.
Genus of Myrmoteratini: Myrmoteras.

Tribe and genus Myrmoteras references
Bingham, 1903: 313 (diagnosis); Emery, 1925b: 36 (diagnosis, catalogue); Creighton, 1930a: 184 (all species key); Wheeler, W.M. 1933e: 75 (all species key); Chapman & Capco, 1951: 209 (Asia checklist); Gregg, 1954: 25 (all species key); Moffett, 1985b: 17 (diagnosis, all species revision, key); Dlussky & Fedoseeva, 1988: 77 (synoptic classification); Agosti, 1992: 405 (diagnosis, review of genus, Malesian species key); Bolton, 1994: 51 (synoptic classification); Bolton, 1995a: 1051 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 287 (catalogue); Bolton, 2003: 23, 107 (diagnosis, synopsis); Zettel & Sorger, 2011: 62 (Philippines species key).