Tapinomini

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Tapinomini
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Tribe: Tapinomini
Emery, 1913
Type genus
Tapinoma
Diversity
6 genera
2 species
1 fossil genera
18 fossil species
Synonyms

Identification

List of Genera

Extant Genera

AptinomaAxinidrisEcphorellaLiometopumTapinomaTechnomyrmex

Fossil Genera

Ctenobethylus

Nomenclature

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

    • TAPINOMINI [tribe of Dolichoderinae]
    • Tapinomini Emery, 1913a: 17. Type-genus: Tapinoma Foerster, 1850a: 43.

Taxonomic History

  • Tapinomini as junior synonym of Dolichoderinae: Shattuck, 1992c: 5; Bolton, 1994: 26; Bolton, 1995b: 16; Bolton, 2003: 19.
  • Tapinomini as tribe of Dolichoderinae: Emery, 1913a: 17; Wheeler, W.M. 1915h: 86; Forel, 1917: 247; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 688; subsequent authors; Dlussky & Fedoseeva, 1988: 77; Hölldobler & Wilson, 1990: 17; Jaffe, 1993: 9; Dubovikoff, 2005a: 91; Ward, et al. 2010: 361.
  • Tapinomini as senior synonym of Axinidrini and Liometopini: Ward, et al. 2010: 361 [by implication, because type-genera of both tribes included in Tapinomini].

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