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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Conothoracoides
Strand, 1935
Type species
Conothorax bilobum, now Pheidole biloba

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.

  • CONOTHORACOIDES [junior synonym of Pheidole]
    • Conothoracoides Strand, 1935: 176. Replacement name for Conothorax Karavaiev, 1935a: 75. [Junior homonym of Conothorax Jekel, 1854: 9 bis (foldout pages) (Coleoptera).]
    • Conothoracoides junior synonym of Pheidole: Smith, D.R. 1979: 1366.
  • CONOTHORAX [junior homonym, see Conothoracoides]
    • Conothorax Karavaiev, 1935a: 75. Type-species: Conothorax bilobum, by monotypy. [Junior homonym of Conothorax Jekel, 1854: 9 bis (foldout pages) (Coleoptera).]
    • Conothoracoides Strand, 1935: 176, replacement name for Conothorax Karavaiev.


  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 235, Conothoracoides as junior synonym of Pheidole)
  • 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, Conothoracoides as junior synonym of Pheidole (provisional))
  • 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, Conothoracoides as junior synonym of Pheidole)
  • Snelling, R. R. 1981. Systematics of social Hymenoptera. Pp. 369-453 in: Hermann, H. R. (ed.) Social insects. Volume 2. New York: Academic Press, xiii + 491 pp. (page 395, Conothoracoides as junior synonym of Pheidole)
  • Strand, E. 1935. Miscellanea nomenclatorica zoologica et palaeontologica. VIII. Folia Zool. Hydrobiol. 8: 176 (page 176, Conothoracoides; Replacement name for Conothorax Karavaiev; junior homonym of Conothorax Jekel, 1854:9 (Coleoptera))