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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Aneuretinae
Tribe: †Pityomyrmecini
Wheeler, 1915
Type genus
1 fossil genera
1 fossil species


List of Genera

Extant Genera

This tribe is known only from fossils.

Fossil Genera



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

  • PITYOMYRMECINI [tribe of Aneuretinae]
    • †Pityomyrmecini Wheeler, W.M. 1915h: 98. Type-genus: †Pityomyrmex Wheeler, W.M. 1915h: 98.

Taxonomic History

  • Pityomyrmecini as tribe of Dolichoderinae: Wheeler, W.M. 1915h: 98; Dlussky & Fedoseeva, 1988: 78.
  • Pityomyrmecini as tribe of Formicinae: Donisthorpe, 1943f: 684.
  • Pityomyrmecini as junior synonym of Dolichoderinae: Shattuck, 1992c: 5; Bolton, 1994: 26; Bolton, 2003: 81.
  • Pityomyrmecini as tribe of Aneuretinae: Dlussky & Rasnitsyn, 2009: 1036 [by implication as type-genus transferred to Aneuretinae].
  • Pityomyrmecini incertae sedis in Dolichoderinae: Ward, et al. 2010: 362.