Aphomomyrmex muralti

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Aphomomyrmex muralti
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Aphomomyrmex afer)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Plagiolepidini
Genus: Aphomomyrmex
Species: Aphomomyrmex muralti
Forel, 1910

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


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

  • muralti. Aphomomyrmex muralti Forel, 1910e: 449 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Junior synonym of afer: Snelling, R.R. 1979b: 4.


  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 74, catalogue)
  • Forel, A. 1910f. Note sur quelques fourmis d'Afrique. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 54: 421-458 (page 449, worker described)
  • Snelling, R. R. 1979b. Aphomomyrmex and a related new genus of arboreal African ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Contr. Sci. (Los Angel.) 316: 1-8 (page 4, junior synonym of afer)