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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Teleutomyrmex
Kutter, 1950
Type species
Teleutomyrmex schneideri, now Tetramorium inquilinum

Teleutomyrmex schneideri casent0101582 profile 1.jpg

Teleutomyrmex schneideri casent0101582 dorsal 1.jpg

Specimen labels

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


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

  • TELEUTOMYRMEX [junior synonym of Tetramorium]
    • Teleutomyrmex Kutter, 1950: 82. Type-species: Teleutomyrmex schneideri, by original designation.
    • Teleutomyrmex junior synonym of Tetramorium: Ward et al., 2014: 15.


  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 226, Teleutomyrmex in Myrmicinae, Tetramoriini)
  • Kutter, H. 1950a. Über eine neue, extrem parasitische Ameise. 1. Mitteilung. Mitt. Schweiz. Entomol. Ges. 23: 81-94 (page 82, Teleutomyrmex in Myrmicinae, Tetramoriini [subtribe Teleutomyrmini])
  • Sanetra, M.; Buschinger, A. 2000. Phylogenetic relationships among social parasites and their hosts in the ant tribe Tetramoriini (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Eur. J. Entomol. 97: 95-117 (page 95, phylogeny)
  • Ward, P.S., Brady, S.G., Fisher, B.L. & Schultz, T.R. 2014. The evolution of myrmicine ants: phylogeny and biogeography of a hyperdiverse ant clade (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Systematic Entomology, DOI: 10.1111/syen.12090.