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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Anomma
Shuckard, 1840
Type species
Anomma burmeisteri, now Dorylus nigricans burmeisteri

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


The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • ANOMMA [junior synonym of Dorylus]
    • Anomma Shuckard, 1840c: 326. Type-species: Anomma burmeisteri, by original designation.
    • Anomma as subgenus of Dorylus: Haldeman, 1849a: 201
    • [Anomma congeneric with Dorylus: Emery, 1895j: 701.]
    • Anomma senior synonym of Sphegomyrmex: Smith, F. 1858b: 112.
    • Anomma senior synonym of Sphecomyrmex: Bolton, 1995b: 20.
    • Anomma junior synonym of Dorylus: Borowiec, 2016: 112.
  • SPHECOMYRMEX [junior synonym of Anomma]
    • Sphecomyrmex Schulz, W.A. 1906: 154, unjustified emendation of Sphegomyrmex.
    • Sphecomyrmex junior synonym of Anomma: Bolton, 1995b: 46.
  • SPHEGOMYRMEX [junior synonym of Anomma]
    • Sphegomyrmex Imhoff, 1852: 176. Type-species: Dorylus nigricans, by subsequent designation of Donisthorpe, 1943g: 727.
    • Sphegomyrmex junior synonym of Anomma: Smith, F. 1858b: 112.


  • Ashmead, W. H. 1906. Classification of the foraging and driver ants, or Family Dorylidae, with a description of the genus Ctenopyga Ashm. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 8: 21-31 (page 26, Anomma in Dorylinae [Dorylini]; Anomma as genus)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 149, Anomma as subgenus of Dorylus)
  • Borowiec, M.L. 2016. Generic revision of the ant subfamily Dorylinae (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). ZooKeys 608: 1-280 (doi:10.3897/zookeys.608.9427).
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1973b. A comparison of the Hylean and Congo-West African rain forest ant faunas. Pp. 161-185 in: Meggers, B. J., Ayensu, E. S., Duckworth, W. D. (eds.) Tropical forest ecosystems in Africa and South America: a comparative review. Wash (page 178, Anomma as genus [provisional])
  • Dalla Torre, K. W. von. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. (page 8, Anomma in Dorylinae; Anomma as 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 623, Anomma as subgenus of Dorylus )
  • Emery, C. 1895l. Die Gattung Dorylus Fab. und die systematische Eintheilung der Formiciden. Zool. Jahrb. Abt. Syst. Geogr. Biol. Tiere 8: 685-778 (page 701, Anomma as subgenus of Dorylus )
  • Emery, C. 1910b. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Dorylinae. Genera Insectorum 102: 1-34 (page 10, Anomma as subgenus of Dorylus )
  • Forel, A. 1878c. Études myrmécologiques en 1878 (première partie) avec l'anatomie du gésier des fourmis. Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 15: 337-392 (page 365, Anomma in Dorylinae (footnote)[Dorylidae])
  • Forel, A. 1893b. Sur la classification de la famille des Formicides, avec remarques synonymiques. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 37: 161-167 (page 163, Anomma in Dorylinae [Dorylini]; Anomma as genus)
  • Forel, A. 1917. Cadre synoptique actuel de la faune universelle des fourmis. Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 51: 229-253 (page 239, Anomma as subgenus of Dorylus )
  • Haldeman, S. S. 1849a. On the identity of Anomma with Dorylus, suggested by specimens which Dr. Savage found together, and transmitted to illustrate his paper on the driver ants. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Phila. 4: 200-202 (page 201, Anomma as subgenus of Dorylus [Anomma congeneric with Dorylus])
  • Mayr, G. 1862. Myrmecologische Studien. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 12: 649-776 (page 714, Anomma in Ponerinae (in key) [Poneridae])
  • Mayr, G. 1862. Myrmecologische Studien. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 12: 649-776 (page 737, Anomma as genus)
  • Mayr, G. 1865. Formicidae. In: Reise der Österreichischen Fregatte "Novara" um die Erde in den Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859. Zoologischer Theil. Bd. II. Abt. 1. Wien: K. Gerold's Sohn, 119 pp. (page 17, Anomma in Dorylinae [Dorylidae])
  • Shuckard, W. E. 1840c. Monograph of the Dorylidae, a family of the Hymenoptera Heterogyna. (Concluded from p. 271.). Ann. Nat. Hist. 5: 315-328 (page 326, Anomma in Dorylidae; Anomma as genus)
  • Smith, F. 1858b. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae. London: British Museum, 216 pp. (page 112, Anomma in Poneridae)
  • Smith, F. 1871a. A catalogue of the Aculeate Hymenoptera and Ichneumonidae of India and the Eastern Archipelago. With introductory remarks by A. R. Wallace. [part]. J. Linn. Soc. Lond. Zool. 11: 285-348 (page 324, Anomma in Poneridae)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1910b. Ants: their structure, development and behavior. New York: Columbia University Press, xxv + 663 pp. (page 137, Anomma as subgenus of Dorylus )
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922i. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VII. Keys to the genera and subgenera of ants. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 45: 631-710 (page 634, Anomma as subgenus of Dorylus )