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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Amauromyrmex
Wheeler, W.M., 1929
Type species
Amauromyrmex speculifrons (junior synonym of Carebara silenus)

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


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

  • AMAUROMYRMEX [junior synonym of Carebara]
    • Amauromyrmex Wheeler, W.M. 1929b: 1. Type-species: Amauromyrmex speculifrons (junior synonym of Pheidole silenus), by original designation.
    • Amauromyrmex junior synonym of Pheidologeton: Ettershank, 1966: 115.


  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 217, Amauromyrmex as junior synonym of Pheidologeton)
  • Ettershank, G. 1966. A generic revision of the world Myrmicinae related to Solenopsis and Pheidologeton (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Aust. J. Zool. 14: 73-171 (page 115, Amauromyrmex as junior synonym of Pheidologeton)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1929b. Three new genera of ants from the Dutch East Indies. Am. Mus. Novit. 349: 1-8 (page 1, 3, Amauromyrmex in Myrmicinae, Pheidologetini)