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Temporal range: Fossil
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Ichneumonidae
Genus: Promyrmicium
Baroni Urbani, 1971
Type species
Not required

This genus has been transferred to the family Ichneumonidae.


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

  • PROMYRMICIUM [Ichneumonidae]
    • Promyrmicium Baroni Urbani, 1971b: 362.

Taxonomic history

  • [Replacement name for †Myrmicium Heer, 1870: 78; junior homonym of †Myrmicium Westwood, 1854: 396.]
  • Promyrmicium in Formicidae, Myrmicinae: Baroni Urbani, 1971b: 362; Bolton, 1994: 106 (anachronism).
  • Promyrmicium excluded from Formicidae: transferred to Ichneumonidae by Birket-Smith, 1977: 8; Bolton, 2003: 264.


  • Baroni Urbani, C. 1971b. Einige Homonymien in der Familie Formicidae (Hymenoptera). Mitt. Schweiz. Entomol. Ges. 44: 360-362 (page 362, replacement name for Myrmicium Heer, 1870: 78; junior homonym of Westwood, 1854: 396; Promyrmicium in Formicidae, Myrmicinae)
  • Birket-Smith, S. J. R. 1977. Fossil insects from Spitsbergen. Acta Arct. 19: 1-42 (page 8, Promyrmicium in Ichneumonidae)
  • Bolton, B. 1994. Identification guide to the ant genera of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 222 pp. (page 106, Promyrmicium in Formicidae, Myrmicinae (anachronism))
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 264, Promyrmicium excluded from Formicidae (Ichneumonidae))