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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Melophorini
Genus: Erimelophorus
Wheeler, W.M., 1935
Type species
Melophorus wheeleri

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Specimen Labels

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


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

  • ERIMELOPHORUS [junior synonym of Melophorus]
    • Erimelophorus Wheeler, W.M. 1935c: 71 [as subgenus of Melophorus]. Type-species: Melophorus wheeleri, by original designation.
    • Erimelophorus junior synonym of Melophorus: Brown, 1955d: 474.


  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 131, Erimelophorus as junior synonym of Melophorus)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1955d. A revision of the Australian ant genus Notoncus Emery, with notes on the other genera of Melophorini. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 113: 471-494 (page 474, Erimelophorus as junior synonym of Melophorus)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1935c. Myrmecological notes. Psyche (Camb.) 42: 68-72 (page 71, Erimelophorus as subgenus of Melophorus)