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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Dacetum
Agassiz, 1846
Type species
Not required

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


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

  • DACETUM [junior synonym of Daceton]
    • Dacetum Agassiz, 1846: 332, unjustified emendation of Daceton.
    • Dacetum junior synonym of Daceton: Brown, 1973b: 179.


  • Agassiz, J. L. R. 1846. Nomenclatoris zoologici index universalis, continens nomina systematica classium, ordinum, familiarum, et generum animalium omnium, tam viventium quam fossilium. Soloduri [= Solothurn, Switzerland]: Jent & Gassmann, viii + 393 pp. (page 332, Dacetum; unjustified emendation of Daceton)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 187, Dacetum as junior synonym of Daceton)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1973b. A comparison of the Hylean and Congo-West African rain forest ant faunas. Pp. 161-185 in: Meggers, B. J., Ayensu, E. S., Duckworth, W. D. (eds.) Tropical forest ecosystems in Africa and South America: a comparative review. Wash (page 179, Dacetum as junior synonym of Daceton)