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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Myrmammophilus
Menozzi, 1925
Type species
Leptothorax (Myrmammophilus) finzii, now Temnothorax finzii

Temnothorax finzii P casent0904766.jpg

Temnothorax finzii D casent0904766.jpg

Specimen Label

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


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

  • MYRMAMMOPHILUS [junior synonym of Temnothorax]
    • Myrmammophilus Menozzi, 1925d: 29 [as subgenus of Leptothorax]. Type-species: Leptothorax (Myrmammophilus) finzii, by monotypy.
    • Myrmammophilus junior synonym of Leptothorax: Bolton, 1982: 319.
    • Myrmammophilus junior synonym of Temnothorax: Bolton, 2003: 253, 271.


  • Bolton, B. 1982. Afrotropical species of the myrmecine ant genera Cardiocondyla, Leptothorax, Melissotarsus, Messor and Cataulacus (Formicidae). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History). Entomology, 46: 307-370 (page 319, Myrmammophilus as junior synonym of Leptothorax)
  • Bolton, B. 1994. Identification guide to the ant genera of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 222 pp. (page 105, Myrmammophilus as junior synonym of Leptothorax)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 253, 271, Myrmammophilus as junior synonym of Temnothorax)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1973b. A comparison of the Hylean and Congo-West African rain forest ant faunas. Pp. 161-185 in: Meggers, B. J., Ayensu, E. S., Duckworth, W. D. (eds.) Tropical forest ecosystems in Africa and South America: a comparative review. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, viii + 350 pp. (page 182, Myrmammophilus as junior synonym of Leptothorax [provisional])
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1943g. A list of the type-species of the genera and subgenera of the Formicidae. [part]. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 11(10): 617-688 (page 665, Myrmammophilus in Myrmicinae, Leptothoracini)
  • Menozzi, C. 1925d [1924]. Res mutinenses. Formicidae (Hymenoptera). Atti Soc. Nat. Mat. Modena 55[=(6)3 3: 22-47 (page 29, Myrmammophilus as subgenus of Leptothorax)