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Temporal range: Early Miocene
Shanwang, China
Zhangidris atopogaster
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Genus: Zhangidris
Bolton, 2003
Type species
Heteromyrmex atopogaster, now Zhangidris atopogaster
1 fossil species
(Species Checklist, Species by Country)




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

  • ZHANGIDRIS [incertae sedis in Myrmicinae]
    • Zhangidris Bolton, 2003: 259. Replacement name for †Heteromyrmex Zhang, J. 1989: 271. [Junior homonym of Heteromyrmex Wheeler, W.M. 1920: 53 (Formicidae).]
    • Zhangidris incertae sedis in Myrmicinae: Bolton, 2003: 259; Ward, et al. 2015: 77.
  • HETEROMYRMEX [junior homonym, see †Zhangidris]
    • Heteromyrmex Zhang, J. 1989: 271. Type-species: †Heteromyrmex atopogaster, by original designation. [Junior homonym of Heteromyrmex Wheeler, W.M. 1920, above.]
    • Heteromyrmex transferred from Myrmicinae to Formicinae: Hong, Wu & Ren, 2001: 347.
    • Zhangidris Bolton, 2003: 259, replacement name for †Heteromyrmex Zhang.


  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 259, Zhangidris replacement name for Heteromyrmex Zhang, 1989; Zhangidris incertae sedis in Myrmicinae)
  • Zhang, J. 1989. Fossil insects from Shanwang, Shandong, China. Jinan, China: Shandong Science and Technology Publishing House, 459 pp. (page 271, Heteromyrmex Zhang, 1989 junior homonym of Heteromyrmex Wheeler, W.M. 1920 (Formicidae))