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

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


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

  • LIOPONERINI [junior synonym of Dorylinae]
    • Lioponerini Ashmead, 1905b: 382. Type-genus: Lioponera Mayr, 1879: 666.

Taxonomic History

  • Lioponerini as tribe of Pachycondylinae: Ashmead, 1905b: 382.
  • Lioponerini as junior synonym of Cerapachyini: Emery, 1911d: 6; Brown, 1975: 19 (no statement of tribe synonymy but all taxa included under Cerapachys); Bolton, 1994: 19; subsequent authors.
  • Lioponerini as junior synonym of Dorylinae: Brady, et al. 2014: 5.