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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Metacylindromyrmex
Wheeler, W.M., 1924
Type species
Cylindromyrmex godmani

Cylindromyrmex godmani casent0249590 p 1 high.jpg Cylindromyrmex godmani casent0249590 d 1 high.jpg Specimen Label

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


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

  • METACYLINDROMYRMEX [junior synonym of Cylindromyrmex]
    • Metacylindromyrmex Wheeler, W.M. 1924a: 106 [as subgenus of Cylindromyrmex]. Type-species: Cylindromyrmex godmani, by original designation.
    • Metacylindromyrmex junior synonym of Cylindromyrmex: Kempf, 1972a: 91; Brown, 1975: 36.


  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 139, Metacylindromyrmex as junior synonym of Cylindromyrmex)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1975. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. V. Ponerinae, tribes Platythyreini, Cerapachyini, Cylindromyrmecini, Acanthostichini, and Aenictogitini. Search Agric. (Ithaca N. Y.) 5(1 1: 1-115 (page 36, Metacylindromyrmex as junior synonym of Cylindromyrmex)
  • Kempf, W. W. 1972b. Catálogo abreviado das formigas da regia~o Neotropical. Stud. Entomol. 15: 3-344 (page 91, Metacylindromyrmex as junior synonym of Cylindromyrmex)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1924b. The Formicidae of the Harrison Williams Galapagos Expedition. Zoologica (N. Y.) 5: 101-122 (page 106, Metacylindromyrmex as subgenus of Cylindromyrmex)