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Scientific classification (junior synonym of Dorylinae)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Tribe: Eusphinctinae
Clark, 1951
Type genus

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


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

  • EUSPHINCTINAE [junior synonym of Dorylinae]
    • Eusphinctinae Clark, 1951: 15 (diagnosis in key). Type-genus: Eusphinctus Emery, 1893a: cclxxv.

Taxonomic History

  • Eusphinctinae as subfamily of Formicidae: Clark, 1951: 15.
  • Eusphinctinae as junior synonym of Cerapachyini: Bolton, 1990a: 66; subsequent authors.
  • Eusphinctinae as junior synonym of Dorylinae: Brady, et al. 2014: 5.