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Scientific classification (junior synonym of Pseudomyrmecinae)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Pseudomyrmecinae
Tribe: Pseudomyrmidae
Forel, 1885
Type genus

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


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

  • PSEUDOMYRMIDAE [junior synonym of Pseudomyrmecinae]
    • Pseudomyrmidae Forel, 1885a: 377. Type-genus: Pseudomyrma Guérin-Méneville, 1844a: 427 (junior synonym of Pseudomyrmex Lund, 1831b: 106).

Taxonomic History

  • Pseudomyrmidae as tribe of Myrmicinae: Forel, 1885a: 377 [Pseudomyrmidae]; Forel, 1893a: 164 [Pseudomyrmii]; Forel, 1895b: 121 [Pseudomyrmii]; Emery, 1895j: 768 [Pseudomyrmii (subfamily spelled Myrmicini)]; Forel, 1899c: 86 [Pseudomyrmii]; Wheeler, W.M. 1910g: 139 [Pseudomyrmii]; Forel, 1899c: 86 [Pseudomyrmini]; Emery, 1914a: 34 [Pseudomyrmini]; Wheeler, W.M. 1915h: 40 [Pseudomyrmini]; Arnold, 1916: 173 [Pseudomyrmini]; Forel, 1917: 240 [Pseudomyrmini]; Emery, 1921f: 21 [Pseudomyrmini].
  • Pseudomyrmidae as subfamily of Myrmicidae: Emery, 1894g: 383 [Pseudomyrminae]; Ashmead, 1905b: 383 [Pseudomyrminae].
  • Pseudomyrmidae as subfamily of Formicidae: Emery, 1899c: 8 [Pseudomyrminae]; Wheeler, W.M. 1920: 53 [Pseudomyrminae]; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 103, 632 [Pseudomyrminae]; Donisthorpe, 1922: xli [Pseudomyrminae]; Creighton, 1950a: 77 [Pseudomyrminae]; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 78 [Pseudomyrminae].
  • Pseudomyrmidae as junior synonym of Pseudomyrmecinae: Ward, 1990: 459. [Pseudomyrmecinae retains priority over Pseudomyrmidae under Article 40.2 of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (4th Edition), 1999: 46.]