Myrmelachistini

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Myrmelachistini
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Myrmelachistini
Forel, 1912
Type genus
Myrmelachista
Diversity
2 genera
110 species
Synonyms

Identification

List of Genera

Extant Genera

BrachymyrmexMyrmelachista

Fossil Genera

No fossil genera within tribe.

Nomenclature

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

  • MYRMELACHISTINI [tribe of Formicinae]
    • Myrmelachistini Forel, 1912i: 89 (diagnosis in key). Type-genus: Myrmelachista Roger, 1863a: 162.

Taxonomic History

  • Myrmelachistini as tribe of Camponotinae: Forel, 1912i: 89; Forel, 1917: 249; Arnold, 1920a: 552.
  • Myrmelachistini as junior synonym of Plagiolepidini: Bolton, 2003: 22, 100.
  • Myrmelachistini as tribe of Formicinae: Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 693; Emery, 1925b: 31; subsequent authors to Bolton, 2003: 22, 100; Ward, et al. 2016: 348.
  • Myrmelachistini as senior synonym of Brachymyrmecini: Ward, et al. 2016: 348.

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