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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Myrmolophus
Emery, 1920
Type species
Formica sericeiventris, now Camponotus sericeiventris

Camponotus sericeiventris casent0173450 profile 1.jpg

Camponotus sericeiventris casent0173450 dorsal 1.jpg

Specimen labels

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


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

  • MYRMOLOPHUS [junior synonym of Myrmepomis]
    • Myrmolophus Emery, 1920b: 237 [as subgenus of Camponotus]. Type-species: Formica sericeiventris, by original designation.
    • Myrmolophus junior synonym of Myrmepomis: Wheeler, W.M. 1921a: 17.


  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 116, Myrmolophus as junior synonym of Myrmepomis)
  • Emery, C. 1920b. Le genre Camponotus Mayr. Nouvel essai de la subdivision en sous-genres. Rev. Zool. Afr. (Bruss.) 8: 229-260 (page 237, Myrmolophus as subgenus of Camponotus)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 170, Myrmolophus as junior synonym of Myrmepomis)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1921a. Professor Emery's subgenera of the genus Camponotus Mayr. Psyche (Camb.) 28: 16-19 (page 17, Myrmolophus as junior synonym of Myrmepomis)
  • 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 705, Myrmolophus as junior synonym of Myrmepomis)