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Temporal range: Early Miocene
Shanwang, China
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Sinaphaenogaster
Zhang, J., 1989
Type species
Paraphaenogaster shanwangensis, now Paraphaenogaster shanwangensis

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


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

  • †SINAPHAENOGASTER [junior synonym of Aphaenogaster]
    • Sinaphaenogaster Zhang, J. 1989: 266 [as subgenus of Aphaenogaster]. Type-species: †Paraphaenogaster shanwangensis, by original designation.
    • Sinaphaenogaster junior synonym of Aphaenogaster: Bolton, 2003: 230, 273.


  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 230, 273, Sinaphaenogaster as junior synonym of Aphaenogaster)
  • Zhang, J. 1989. Fossil insects from Shanwang, Shandong, China. Jinan, China: Shandong Science and Technology Publishing House, 459 pp. (page 266, Sinaphaenogaster as subgenus of Aphaenogaster)