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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Formicoxenini
Genus: Mesomyrma
Stitz, 1911
Type species
Podomyrma (Mesomyrma) cataulacoidea, now Dilobocondyla cataulacoidea

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Specimen Label

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


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

  • MESOMYRMA [junior synonym of Dilobocondyla]
    • Mesomyrma Stitz, 1911a: 363 [as subgenus of Podomyrma]. Type-species: Podomyrma (Mesomyrma) cataulacoidea, by monotypy.
    • Mesomyrma junior synonym of Dilobocondyla: Emery, 1912b: 102; Emery, 1924d: 240.


  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 246, Mesomyrma as junior synonym of Dilobocondyla)
  • Emery, C. 1912b. Études sur les Myrmicinae. [I-IV.]. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 56: 94-105 (page 102, Mesomyrma as junior synonym of Dilobocondyla)
  • Emery, C. 1924f [1922]. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Myrmicinae. [concl.]. Genera Insectorum 174C: 207-397 (page 240, Mesomyrma as junior synonym of Dilobocondyla)
  • Forel, A. 1917. Cadre synoptique actuel de la faune universelle des fourmis. Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 51: 229-253 (page 244, Mesomyrma as subgenus of Podomyrma)
  • Stitz, H. 1911a. Australische Ameisen. (Neu-Guinea und Salomons-Inseln, Festland, Neu-Seeland). Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berl. 1911: 351-381 (page 363, Mesomyrma as subgenus of Podomyrma)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922i. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VII. Keys to the genera and subgenera of ants. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 45: 631-710 (page 677, Mesomyrma as junior synonym of Dilobocondyla)