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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Pseudomyrmecinae
Genus: Clavanoda
Enzmann, E.V., 1944
Type species
Formica gracilis, now Pseudomyrmex gracilis

Pseudomyrmex gracilis casent0173763 profile 1.jpg

Pseudomyrmex gracilis casent0173763 dorsal 1.jpg

Specimen Label

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


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

  • CLAVANODA [junior synonym of Pseudomyrmex]
    • Clavanoda Enzmann, E.V. 1944: 61 [as "branch" of Pseudomyrma]. Type-species: Formica gracilis, by original designation.
    • Clavanoda junior synonym of Pseudomyrmex: Ward, 1990: 469. [Pseudomyrmex and Clavanoda share the same type-species; synonymy is therefore absolute.]


  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 135, Clavanoda as junior synonym of Pseudomyrmmex)
  • Enzmann, E. V. 1944. Systematic notes on the genus Pseudomyrma. Psyche (Camb.) 51: 59-103 (page 61, Clavanoda; [as “branch” of Pseudomyrma])
  • Ward, P. S. 1990. The ant subfamily Pseudomyrmecinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): generic revision and relationship to other formicids. Syst. Entomol. 15: 449-489 (page 469, Clavanoda as junior synonym of Pseudomyrmmex)