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Ward and Fisher (2016) - Fulakora can be distinguished from Stigmatomma as follows. In workers of New World Stigmatomma (i.e. Stigmatomma pallipes and relatives), the frontal lobes and antennal sockets are widely separated by a broadly rounded or triangular section of clypeus, and the teeth along the mid-length of the mandible are fused at the base. In contrast, in New World Fulakora workers, the frontal lobes are usually fused or separated by a very narrow extension of the clypeus. If the frontal lobes are widely separated (e.g. Fulakora mystriops), then the inner surface of the mandible has two separate rows of teeth. In Australasian Fulakora, the frontal lobes are fused, the anterior subpetiolar process (keel) has a distinct fenestra, and the mesonotum is generally separated from the propodeum by a metanotal groove. In Australasian Stigmatomma, the subpetiolar process lacks a fenestra and the mesonotum is not separated from the propodeum by a metanotal groove.

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Distribution and Richness based on AntMaps

Species by Region

Number of species within biogeographic regions, along with the total number of species for each region.

Afrotropical Region Australasian Region Indo-Australian Region Malagasy Region Nearctic Region Neotropical Region Oriental Region Palaearctic Region
Species 0 7 3 0 1 15 0 0
Total Species 2839 1735 3036 932 834 4378 1708 2836





Apomyrma  (1 species, 0 fossil species)

Prionopelta  (25 species, 0 fossil species)

Amblyopone  (10 species, 0 fossil species)

Onychomyrmex  (4 species, 0 fossil species)

Fulakora  (25 species, 0 fossil species)

Adetomyrma  (9 species, 0 fossil species), some Stigmatomma

Myopopone  (1 species, 1 fossil species), some Stigmatomma

some Stigmatomma

Xymmer  (2 species, 0 fossil species)

Mystrium  (14 species, 0 fossil species)

some Stigmatomma

See Phylogeny of Amblyoponinae for details.


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

  • FULAKORA [Amblyoponinae]
    • Fulakora Mann, 1919: 279 [as subgenus of Stigmatomma]. Type-species: Stigmatomma (Fulakora) celata, by original designation.
    • Fulakora junior synonym of Stigmatomma: Brown, 1949: 88.
    • Fulakora junior synonym of Amblyopone: Brown, 1960: 155; Yoshimura & Fisher, 2012: 17.
    • Fulakora revived status as genus: Ward & Fisher, 2016: 691.
  • ERICAPELTA [junior synonym of Amblyopone]
    • Ericapelta Kusnezov, 1955: 273. Type-species: Ericapelta egregia, by monotypy.
    • Ericapelta junior synonym of Amblyopone: Brown, 1960: 156.
    • Ericapelta junior synonym of Stigmatomma: Yoshimura & Fisher, 2012: 17.
    • Ericapelta junior synonym of Fulakora: Ward & Fisher, 2016: 691.
  • PARAPRIONOPELTA [junior synonym of Fulakora]
    • Paraprionopelta Kusnezov, 1955: 270. Type-species: Paraprionopelta minima, by monotypy.
    • Paraprionopelta junior synonym of Fulakora: Ward & Fisher, 2016: 691.