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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Pseudomyrmecinae
Genus: Apedunculata
Enzmann, E.V., 1944
Type species
Pseudomyrma sericea, now Pseudomyrmex sericeus

Pseudomyrmex sericeus casent0173773 profile 1.jpg

Pseudomyrmex sericeus casent0173773 dorsal 1.jpg

Specimen labels

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


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

  • APEDUNCULATA [junior synonym of Pseudomyrmex]
    • Apedunculata Enzmann, E.V. 1944: 62 [as "branch" of Pseudomyrma]. Type-species: Pseudomyrma sericea, by original designation.
    • Apedunculata junior synonym of Pseudomyrmex: Ward, 1990: 469.


  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 135, Apedunculata as junior synonym of Pseudomyrmex)
  • Enzmann, E. V. 1944. Systematic notes on the genus Pseudomyrma. Psyche (Camb.) 51: 59-103 (page 62, Apedunculata [as “branch” of Pseudomyrma])
  • Ward, P. S. 1990. The ant subfamily Pseudomyrmecinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): generic revision and relationship to other formicids. Syst. Entomol. 15: 449-489 (page 469, Apedunculata as junior synonym of Pseudomyrmex)