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Scientific classification (junior synonym of Tapinomini)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Tribe: Liometopini
Dlussky & Fedoseeva, 1988
Type genus

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


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

  • LIOMETOPINI [junior synonym of Tapinomini]
    • Liometopini Dlussky & Fedoseeva, 1988: 77. Type-genus: Liometopum Mayr, 1861: 38.

Taxonomic History

  • Liometopini as tribe of Dolichoderinae: Dlussky & Fedoseeva, 1988: 77.
  • Liometopini as junior synonym of Dolichoderinae: Shattuck, 1992c: 5; Bolton, 1994: 26; Bolton, 1995b: 12; Bolton, 2003: 19, 81.
  • Liometopini as junior synonym of Tapinomini: Ward, et al. 2010: 361 [by implication, because type-genus included in Tapinomini].