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Scientific classification (junior synonym of Pseudomyrmecinae)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Pseudomyrmecinae
Tribe: Leptaleinae
Smith, 1951
Type genus

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


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

  • LEPTALEINAE [junior synonym of Pseudomyrmecinae]
    • Leptaleinae Smith, M.R. 1951a: 788. Type-genus: Leptalea Erichson, 1839: 309 (junior synonym of Pseudomyrmex Lund, 1831b: 106).

Taxonomic History

  • Leptaleinae as subfamily of Formicidae: Smith, M.R. 1951a: 788.
  • Leptaleinae as junior synonym of Pseudomyrmecinae: Smith, M.R. 1958c: 112; subsequent authors. [Pseudomyrmecinae retains priority over Leptaleinae under Article 40.2 of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (4th Edition), 1999: 46.]