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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Solenopsidini
Genus: Forelifidis
Smith, M.R., 1954
Type species
Monomorium (Martia) vezenyii, now Oxyepoecus vezenyii

Oxyepoecus vezenyii casent0178102 profile 1.jpg

Oxyepoecus vezenyii casent0178102 dorsal 1.jpg

Specimen labels

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


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

  • FORELIFIDIS [junior synonym of Oxyepoecus]
    • Forelifidis Smith, M.R. 1954a: 17. Replacement name for Martia Forel, 1907a: 20. [Junior homonym of Martia Ragonot, 1887: 18 (Lepidoptera).]
    • Forelifidis junior synonym of Oxyepoecus: Brown, 1955b: 68.
  • MARTIA [junior homonym, see Forelifidis]
    • Martia Forel, 1907a: 20 [as subgenus of Monomorium]. Type-species: Monomorium (Martia) vezenyii, by monotypy. [Junior homonym of Martia Ragonot, 1887: 18 (Lepidoptera).]
    • Forelifidis Smith, M.R. 1954a: 17, replacement name for Martia Forel.


  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 216, Forelifidis as junior synonym of Oxyepoecus; [Replacement name for Martia Forel, 1907:20; junior homonym of Martia Ragonot, 1887:18 (Lepidoptera)])
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1955b. Forelifidis M. R. Smith a synonym (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Entomol. News 66: 68 (page 68, Forelifidis as junior synonym of Oxyepoecus)
  • Smith, M. R. 1954a. A new name for Martia Forel (Hymenoptera). Bull. Brooklyn Entomol. Soc. 49: 17 (page 17, Forelifidis as genus ; Replacement name for Martia Forel)