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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Amblyoponinae
Genus: Examblyopone
Donisthorpe, 1949
Type species
Examblyopone churchilli (junior synonym of Prionopelta nominata)

Prionopelta majuscula casent0100378 profile 1.jpg

Prionopelta majuscula casent0100378 dorsal 1.jpg

Specimen labels

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


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

  • EXAMBLYOPONE [junior synonym of Prionopelta]
    • Examblyopone Donisthorpe, 1949g: 401. Type-species: Examblyopone churchilli (junior synonym of Prionopelta nominata), by original designation.
    • Examblyopone junior synonym of Prionopelta: Brown, 1951: 102.


  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 156, Examblyopone as junior synonym of Prionopelta)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1951. New synonymy of a few genera and species of ants. Bull. Brooklyn Entomol. Soc. 46: 101-106 (page 102, Examblyopone as junior synonym of Prionopelta)
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1949h. A seventh instalment of the Ross Collection of ants from New Guinea. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 12(2): 401-422 (page 401, Examblyopone as genus)