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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Mayromyrmex
Ashmead, 1905
Type species
Labidus fargeavii (junior synonym of Eciton quadriglume)



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


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

  • MAYROMYRMEX [junior synonym of Eciton]
    • Mayromyrmex Ashmead, 1905b: 381. Type-species: Labidus fargeavii (junior synonym of Atta quadriglumis), by original designation.
    • Mayromyrmex junior synonym of Eciton: Emery, 1906a: 718.


  • Ashmead, W. H. 1905c. A skeleton of a new arrangement of the families, subfamilies, tribes and genera of the ants, or the superfamily Formicoidea. Can. Entomol. 37: 381-384 (page 381, Mayromyrmex in Ecitoninae, Ecitonini)
  • Ashmead, W. H. 1906. Classification of the foraging and driver ants, or Family Dorylidae, with a description of the genus Ctenopyga Ashm. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 8: 21-31 (page 24, Mayromyrmex in Ecitoninae, Ecitonini)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 144, Mayromyrmex as junior synonym of Eciton)
  • Borgmeier, T. 1955. Die Wanderameisen der neotropischen Region. Stud. Entomol. 3: 1-720 (page 162, Mayromyrmex as junior synonym of Eciton)
  • Emery, C. 1906a. Über W. H. Ashmeads neues System der Ameisen. Zool. Anz. 29: 717-718 (page 718, Mayromyrmex as junior synonym of Eciton)
  • Emery, C. 1910b. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Dorylinae. Genera Insectorum 102: 1-34 (page 19, Mayromyrmex as junior synonym of Eciton)