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Scientific classification (junior synonym of Ponerini)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Drepanognathini
Ashmead, 1905
Type genus

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


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

  • DREPANOGNATHINI [junior synonym of Ponerini]
    • Drepanognathini Ashmead, 1905b: 382. Type-genus: Drepanognathus Smith, F. 1858b: 81 (junior synonym of Harpegnathos Jerdon, 1851: 116).

Taxonomic History

  • Drepanognathini as tribe of Pachycondylinae: Ashmead, 1905b: 382.
  • Drepanognathini as junior synonym of Harpegnathini: Emery, 1911d: 58.
  • Drepanognathini as junior synonym of Ponerini: Bolton, 1994: 164; Bolton, 2003: 43, 158; Schmidt, C.A. & Shattuck, 2014: 52.