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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Liomyrmecini
Genus: Laparomyrmex
Emery, 1887
Type species
Laparomyrmex gestroi, now Liomyrmex gestroi

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Specimen Label

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


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

  • LAPAROMYRMEX [junior synonym of Liomyrmex]
    • Laparomyrmex Emery, 1887b: 461. Type-species: Laparomyrmex gestroi, by monotypy.
    • Laparomyrmex junior synonym of Liomyrmex: Dalla Torre, 1893: 63.


  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 241, Laparomyrmex as junior synonym of Liomyrmex)
  • Dalla Torre, K. W. von. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. (page 63, Laparomyrmex as junior synonym of Liomyrmex)
  • Emery, C. 1887g. Catalogo delle formiche esistenti nelle collezioni del Museo Civico di Genova. Parte terza. Formiche della regione Indo-Malese e dell'Australia (continuazione e fine). [part]. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. 25[=(2)(5): 449-464 (page 461, Laparomyrmex as genus)