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The tribe Melophorini belongs to the subfamily Formicinae. For a list of genera contained within this tribe see Melophorini genera, for species see Melophorini species.


The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

MELOPHORINI [tribe of Formicinae]
Melophorini Forel, 1912i: 88 (diagnosis in key). Type-genus: Melophorus Lubbock, 1883: 51.

Taxonomic history

Melophorini as tribe of Camponotinae: Forel, 1912i: 88; Forel, 1917: 248.
Melophorini as tribe of Formicinae: Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 692; Emery, 1925b: 10; Wheeler, W.M. 1935c: 69; subsequent authors; Bolton, 2003: 28, 130; Ward, et al. 2016: 347.
Melophorini as senior synonym of Myrmecorhynchini, Notostigmatini: Ward, et al. 2016: 347.

Tribal References

Forel, 1893a: 165 (synoptic classification); Emery, 1895j: 772 (synoptic classification); Forel, 1917: 248 (synoptic classification); Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 694 (genera key); Emery, 1925b: 10 (diagnosis, genera key, catalogue); Brown, 1955d: 471 (review of tribe); Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1970: 652 (larva diagnosis); Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1976b: 62 (larva, review and synthesis); Dlussky & Fedoseeva, 1988: 77 (synoptic classification); Hölldobler & Wilson, 1990: 17 (synoptic classification); Bolton, 1994: 50 (synoptic classification); Bolton, 1995a: 1039 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 12 (catalogue); Bolton, 2003: 28, 130 (diagnosis, synopsis); Ward, et al. 2016: 347 (synopsis).

Genera within Tribe