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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Amblyoponinae
Genus: Arotropus
Provancher, 1881
Type species
Arotropus binodosus (junior synonym of Stigmatomma pallipes)


Amblyopone-pallipes antwiki05.jpg

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


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

  • AROTROPUS [junior synonym of Stigmatomma]
    • Arotropus Provancher, 1881: 205. Type-species: Arotropus binodosus (junior synonym of Typhlopone pallipes), by monotypy.
    • Arotropus junior synonym of Amblyopone: Provancher, 1887: 240; Brown, 1960: 155.
    • Arotropus junior synonym of Stigmatomma: Yoshimura & Fisher, 2012: 17.


  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 154, Arotropus as junior synonym of Amblyopone)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1960. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. III. Tribe Amblyoponini (Hymenoptera). Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 122: 143-230 (page 155, Arotropus as junior synonym of Amblyopone)
  • Provancher, L. 1881. Faune canadienne. Les insectes - Hyménoptères. (Continué de la page 180.). Nat. Can. (Qué.) 12: 193-207 (page 205, Arotropus as genus)
  • Provancher, L. 1887. Fam. X. - Les Formicides. [part]. Pp. 229-244 in: Provancher, L. 1885-1889. Additions et corrections au Volume II de la Faune entomologique du Canada, traitant des Hyménoptères. Québec: C. Darveau, 477 pp. (page 240, Arotropus as junior synonym of Amblyopone)
  • Yoshimura, M. & Fisher, B.L. 2012. A revision of male ants of the Malagasy Amblyoponinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) with resurrections of the genera Stigmatomma and Xymmer. PLoS ONE 7(3):e33325 (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0033325).