Phylogeny of Formicinae

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Relationships among selected genera of the ant subfamily Formicinae (extant taxa only) modified from Moreau et al. 2006[1], Brady et al. 2006[2] and LaPolla et al. 2010[3]. Tribal placements (based on Bolton[4]) are listed to the left of the genera placed within the tribe. For relationships among the ant subfamilies see Phylogeny of Formicidae.


Plagiolepidini

Brachymyrmex



Myrmelachista





Lasiini

Myrmecocystus




Acanthomyops



Lasius




Plagiolepidini

Prenolepis





Paraparatrechina



Zatania





Nylanderia




Pseudolasius




Euprenolepis



Paratrechina









Melophorini

Melophorus


Myrmecorhynchini

Myrmecorhynchus


Myrmecorhynchini

Notoncus


Notostigmatini

Notostigma


Lasiini

Prolasius



Lasiini

Stigmacros



Lasiini

Anoplolepis



Plagiolepidini

Plagiolepis


Lasiini

Acropyga





Myrmoteratini

Myrmoteras


Camponotini

Opisthopsis




Polyrhachis




Calomyrmex



Camponotus







Oecophyllini

Oecophylla


Formicini


Cataglyphis



Proformica





Formica



Polyergus










The results of Chen et al. (2013[5]) generally support the above relationships with the exception of those within the Lasiini (which have not been included here).

Tribal Classification

Modified from Bolton 2003[4].

 
 
 
 

References

  1. Moreau, C.S., Bell, C.D., Vila, R., Archibald, S.B. & Pierce. N.E. (2006) Phylogeny of the ants: diversification in the age of angiosperms. Science (Washington D. C.), 312, 101–104
  2. Seán G. Brady, Ted R. Schultz, Brian L. Fisher, Philip S. Ward. (2006) Evaluating alternative hypotheses for the early evolution and diversification of ants. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 103, 18172-18177
  3. LaPolla, J.S., Brady, S.G., Shattuck, S. (2010) Phylogeny and taxonomy of the Prenolepis genus-group of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Systematic Entomology, 35, 118-131
  4. 4.0 4.1 Bolton, B. (2003) Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute, 71, 1-370
  5. Chen, Z.L., Zhou, S.Y., Ye, D.D., Chen, Y. & Lu, C.W. 2013. Molecular phylogeny of the ant subfamily Formicinae from China based on mitochondrial genes. Sociobiology 60(2), 135-144 (doi:10.13102/sociobiology.v60i2.135-144)