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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Myrmecinini
Genus: Archaeomyrmex
Mann, 1921
Type species
Archaeomyrmex cacabau, now Myrmecina cacabau

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Specimen Labels

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


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

  • ARCHAEOMYRMEX [junior synonym of Myrmecina]
    • Archaeomyrmex Mann, 1921: 448. Type-species: Archaeomyrmex cacabau, by original designation.
    • Archaeomyrmex junior synonym of Myrmecina: Brown, 1971a: 1.


  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 255, Archaeomyrmex as junior synonym of Myrmecina)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1971a. Characters and synonymies among the genera of ants. Part IV. Some genera of subfamily Myrmicinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Breviora 365: 1-5 (page 1, Archaeomyrmex as junior synonym of Myrmecina)
  • Mann, W. M. 1921. The ants of the Fiji Islands. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 64: 401-499 (page 448, 449, Archaeomyrmex in Myrmicinae, Archaeomyrmecini)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922i. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VII. Keys to the genera and subgenera of ants. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 45: 631-710 (page 663, Archaeomyrmex in Myrmicinae, Archaeomyrmecini)