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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Chelystruma
Brown, 1950
Type species
Glamyromyrmex (Chelystruma) lilloana, now Strumigenys lilloana

Strumigenys lilloana casent0281994 p 1 high.jpg

Strumigenys lilloana casent0281994 d 1 high.jpg

Specimen Labels

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


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

  • CHELYSTRUMA [junior synonym of Strumigenys]
    • Chelystruma Brown, 1950a: 33 [as subgenus of Glamyromyrmex]. Type-species: Glamyromyrmex (Chelystruma) lilloana, by monotypy.
    • Chelystruma raised to genus: Kempf, 1959d: 338.
    • Chelystruma junior synonym of Pyramica: Bolton, 1999: 1668; Bolton, 2000: 91.
    • Chelystruma junior synonym of Strumigenys: Baroni Urbani & De Andrade, 1994: 14; Baroni Urbani & De Andrade, 2007: 103.


  • Baroni Urbani, C.; De Andrade, M. L. 1994. First description of fossil Dacetini ants with a critical analysis of the current classification of the tribe (Amber Collection Stuttgart: Hymenoptera, Formicidae. VI: Dacetini). Stuttg. Beitr. Naturkd. Ser. B ( (page 14, Chelystruma as junior synonym of Strumigenys)
  • Bolton, B. 1999. Ant genera of the tribe Dacetonini (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Nat. Hist. 3 33: 1639-1689 (page 1668, Chelystruma as junior synonym of Pyramica)
  • Bolton, B. 2000. The ant tribe Dacetini. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 65: 1-1028 (page 91, Chelystruma as junior synonym of Pyramica)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 190, Chelystruma as junior synonym of Pyramica)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1950c. Revision of the ant tribe Dacetini: II. Glamyromyrmex Wheeler and closely related small genera. Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 76: 27-36 (page 33, Chelystruma as subgenus of Glamyromyrmex; Chelystruma in Myrmicinae)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1953g. Revisionary studies in the ant tribe Dacetini. Am. Midl. Nat. 50: 1-137 (page 16, Chelystruma as subgenus of Glamyromyrmex)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1973b. A comparison of the Hylean and Congo-West African rain forest ant faunas. Pp. 161-185 in: Meggers, B. J., Ayensu, E. S., Duckworth, W. D. (eds.) Tropical forest ecosystems in Africa and South America: a comparative review. Wash (page 179, Chelystruma provisional junior synonym of Glamyromyrmex (unconfirmed))
  • Kempf, W. W. 1959f. Two new species of Gymnomyrmex Borgmeier, 1954 from southern Brazil, with remarks on the genus (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Rev. Bras. Biol. 19: 337-344 (page 338, Chelystruma raised to genus)
  • Kempf, W. W. 1972b. Catálogo abreviado das formigas da regia~o Neotropical. Stud. Entomol. 15: 3-344 (page 77, Chelystruma as genus)