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Scientific classification (junior synonym of Myrmelachistini)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Brachymyrmicini
Emery, 1925
Type genus

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


The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • BRACHYMYRMECINI [junior synonym of Myrmelachistini]
    • Brachymyrmicini Emery, 1925b: 40. Type-genus: Brachymyrmex Mayr, 1868a: 163.

Taxonomic History

  • Brachymyrmecini as subtribe of Dimorphomyrmicini: Emery, 1925b: 40 [Brachymyrmicini].
  • Brachymyrmecini as tribe of Formicinae: Wheeler, W.M. 1929a: 12 (in text); Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1976b: 64; Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1985: 258 [Brachymyrmecini]; Jaffe 1993: 12; Bolton, 1994: 50.
  • Brachymyrmecini as junior synonym of Plagiolepidini: Bolton, 2003: 22, 100.
  • Brachymyrmecini as junior synonym of Myrmelachistini: Ward, et al., 2016: 348.