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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Tribe: Leptomyrmecini
Genus: Spinomyrma
Kusnezov, 1952
Type species
Dorymyrmex alboniger

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Specimen Labels

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


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

  • SPINOMYRMA [junior synonym of Dorymyrmex]
    • Spinomyrma Kusnezov, 1952g: 429 (diagnosis in key) [as subgenus of Dorymyrmex]. Type-species: Dorymyrmex alboniger, by subsequent designation of Kusnezov, 1959: 51.
    • Spinomyrma raised to genus: Kusnezov, 1956: 30 (in key); Kusnezov, 1959: 51.
    • Spinomyrma subgenus of Dorymyrmex: Kempf, 1972a: 100.
    • Spinomyrma junior synonym of Dorymyrmex: Snelling, R.R. & Hunt, 1976: 93.


  • Bolton, B. 1994. Identification guide to the ant genera of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 222 pp. (page 26, Spinomyrma as junior synonym of Dorymyrmex)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 87, Spinomyrma as junior synonym of Dorymyrmex)
  • Kempf, W. W. 1972b. Catálogo abreviado das formigas da regia~o Neotropical. Stud. Entomol. 15: 3-344 (page 100, Spinomyrma as subgenus of Dorymyrmex)
  • Kusnezov, N. 1952j [1951]. El estado real del grupo Dorymyrmex Mayr (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Acta Zool. Lilloana 10: 427-448 (page 429, Spinomyrma; (diagnosis in key) as subgenus of Dorymyrmex)
  • Kusnezov, N. 1956a. Claves para la identificación de las hormigas de la fauna argentina. Idia 104- 105: 1-56 (page 30, Spinomyrma as genus (in key))
  • Kusnezov, N. 1959. Die Dolichoderinen-Gattungen von Süd-Amerika (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Zool. Anz. 162: 38-51 (page 51, Type-species: Dorymyrmex alboniger, by subsequent designation; Spinomyrma as genus)
  • Kusnezov, N. 1964 [1963]. Zoogeografía de las hormigas en Sudamérica. Acta Zool. Lilloana 19: 25-186 (page 66, Spinomyrma as genus)
  • Shattuck, S. O. 1992c. Generic revision of the ant subfamily Dolichoderinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology 21: 1-181 (page 78, Spinomyrma as junior synonym of Dorymyrmex)
  • Snelling, R. R.; Hunt, J. H. 1975. The ants of Chile (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Rev. Chil. Entomol. 9: 63-129 (page 93, Spinomyrma as junior synonym of Dorymyrmex)