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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Cardiopheidole
Wheeler, W.M., 1914
Type species
Pheidole vaslitii, now Pheidole hyatti

Pheidole hyatti casent0102878 profile 1.jpg

Pheidole hyatti casent0102878 dorsal 1.jpg

Specimen Label

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


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

  • CARDIOPHEIDOLE [junior synonym of Pheidole]
    • Cardiopheidole Wheeler, W.M. 1914b: 48 [as subgenus of Pheidole]. Type-species: Pheidole vaslitii, by original designation.
    • Cardiopheidole junior synonym of Pheidole: Emery, 1921f: 84.


  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 234, Cardiopheidole as junior synonym of Pheidole)
  • Emery, C. 1915g. Noms de sous-genres et de genres proposés pour la sous-famille des Myrmicinae. Modifications à la classification de ce groupe (Hymenoptera Formicidae). Bull. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 1915: 189-192 (page 190, Cardiopheidole as junior synonym of Pheidole)
  • Emery, C. 1921c. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Myrmicinae. [part]. Genera Insectorum 174A:1-94 94: 1-94 + 7 (page 84, Cardiopheidole as junior synonym of Pheidole)
  • Forel, A. 1917. Cadre synoptique actuel de la faune universelle des fourmis. Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 51: 229-253 (page 241, Cardiopheidole as subgenus of Pheidole)
  • Smith, D. R. 1979. Superfamily Formicoidea. Pp. 1323-1467 in: Krombein, K. V., Hurd, P. D., Smith, D. R., Burks, B. D. (eds.) Catalog of Hymenoptera in America north of Mexico. Volume 2. Apocrita (Aculeata). Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Pr (page 1366, Cardiopheidole as junior synonym of Pheidole)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1914a. Gynandromorphous ants described during the decade 1903-1913. Am. Nat. 48: 49-56 (page 48, Cardiopheidole as subgenus of Pheidole)