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Scientific classification (junior synonym of Dorylinae)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Tribe: Cheliomyrmicini
Wheeler, 1921
Type genus

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


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

  • CHELIOMYRMECINI [junior synonym of Dorylinae]
    • Cheliomyrmicini Wheeler, W.M. 1921d: 319. Type-genus: Cheliomyrmex Mayr, 1870b: 968.

Taxonomic History

  • Cheliomyrmecini as tribe of Dorylinae: Wheeler, W.M. 1921d: 319 [Cheliomyrmicini]; Borgmeier, 1955: 57 [Cheliomyrmicini]; Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1985: 256 [Cheliomyrmecini]; Dlussky & Fedoseeva, 1988: 79.
  • Cheliomyrmecini as tribe of Ecitoninae: Bolton, 1990c: 1357; Hölldobler & Wilson, 1990: 11; Jaffe 1993: 12; Bolton, 1994: 39; Bolton, 2003: 35, 143.
  • Cheliomyrmecini as junior synonym of Dorylinae: Brady, et al. 2014: 5.