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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Subgenus: Myrmopalpella
Stärcke, 1934
Type species
Camponotus megalonyx

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Specimen Labels

Myrmopalpella is currently a subgenus of Camponotus.


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

  • MYRMOPALPELLA [subgenus of Camponotus]
    • Myrmopalpella Stärcke, 1934: 30 [as subgenus of Camponotus]. Type-species: Camponotus megalonyx, by monotypy.
    • Myrmopalpella raised to genus: Wheeler, W.M. 1936e: 219 (in text).
    • Myrmopalpella subgenus of Camponotus: Bolton, 1994: 50.


  • Bolton, B. 1994. Identification guide to the ant genera of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 222 pp. (page 50, Myrmopalpella subgenus of Camponotus)
  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 37, Myrmopalpella as subgenus of Camponotus)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 119, Myrmopalpella as subgenus of Camponotus)
  • 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 669, Myrmopalpella as genus)
  • Stärcke, A. 1934. Un nouveau sous-genre de Camponotus (Hymenoptera Formicidae) de la Malaisie avec description de formes nouvelles, récoltées par M. F. G. Nainggolan. Zool. Meded. (Leiden) 17: 20-30 (page 30, Myrmopalpella as subgenus of Camponotus)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1936f. Notes on some aberrant Indonesian ants of the subfamily Formicinae. Tijdschr. Entomol. 79: 217-221 (page 219, Myrmopalpella as genus)