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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Myrmapatetes
Wheeler, W.M., 1929
Type species
Myrmapatetes filicornis, now Anochetus filicornis

MCZ-ENT00021394 Myrmaphatetus filicornis halc.jpg

MCZ-ENT00021394 Myrmaphatetus filicornis lbs.jpg

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


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

  • MYRMAPATETES [junior synonym of Anochetus]
    • Myrmapatetes Wheeler, W.M. 1929b: 6. Type-species: Myrmapatetes filicornis, by original designation.
    • Myrmapatetes junior synonym of Anochetus: Brown, 1953h: 2.


  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 159, Myrmapatetes as junior synonym of Anochetus)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1953e. Three new ants related to Strumigenys louisianae Roger. Psyche (Camb.) 60: 1-5 (page 2, Myrmapatetes as junior synonym of Anochetus)
  • Chapman, J. W.; Capco, S. R. 1951. Check list of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Asia. Monogr. Inst. Sci. Technol. Manila 1: 1-327 (page 186, Myrmapatetes in Dolichoderinae)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1929b. Three new genera of ants from the Dutch East Indies. American Museum Novitates 349: 1-8 (page 6, 7, Myrmapatetes as genus; Myrmapatetes in Dolichoderinae)