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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Doronomyrmex
Kutter, 1945
Type species
Doronomyrmex pacis, now Leptothorax pacis

Leptothorax pacis casent0003203 profile 1.jpg

Leptothorax pacis casent0003203 dorsal 1.jpg

Specimen labels

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


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

  • DORONOMYRMEX [junior synonym of Leptothorax]
    • Doronomyrmex Kutter, 1945: 485. Type-species: Doronomyrmex pacis, by monotypy.
    • Doronomyrmex junior synonym of Leptothorax: Heinze, 1998: 195.


  • Bolton, B. 1994. Identification guide to the ant genera of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 222 pp. (page 105, Doronomyrmex in Myrmicinae, Formicoxenini)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 247, Doronomyrmex as junior synonym of Leptothorax)
  • 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 180, Doronomyrmex provisional junior synonym of Leptothorax)
  • Buschinger, A. 1981. Biological and systematic relationships of social parasitic Leptothoracini from Europe and North America. Pp. 211-222 in: Howse, P. E., Clement, J.-L. (eds.) Biosystematics of social insects. Systematics Association Special Volume N (page 211, Partial revision of genus)
  • Dlussky, G. M.; Fedoseeva, E. B. 1988. Origin and early stages of evolution in ants. Pp. 70-144 in: Ponomarenko, A. G. (ed.) Cretaceous biocenotic crisis and insect evolution. Moskva: Nauka, 232 pp. (page 79, Doronomyrmex in Myrmicinae, Leptothoracini)
  • Heinze, J. 1998 [1995]. The origin of workerless parasites in Leptothorax (s. str.) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Psyche (Camb.) 102: 195-214 (page 195, Doronomyrmex as junior synonym of Leptothorax)
  • Kutter, H. 1945a. Ein neue Ameisengattung. Mitt. Schweiz. Entomol. Ges. 19: 485-487 (page 485, Doronomyrmex as genus)