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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Gonepimyrma
Bernard, 1948
Type species
Epimyrma (Gonepimyrma) africana, now Temnothorax africanus

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


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

  • GONEPIMYRMA [junior synonym of Temnothorax]
    • Gonepimyrma as junior synonym of Epimyrma: Brown, 1973b: 181 [provisional].
    • Gonepimyrma as subgenus of Myrmoxenus: Bolton, 2003: 249.
    • Gonepimyrma as junior synonym of Temnothorax: Ward, et al. 2014: 75 [by implication as Myrmoxenus (and its junior synonym Epimyrma) synonymised under Temnothorax].


  • Bernard, F. 1948. Les insectes sociaux du Fezzân. Comportement et biogéographie. Pp. 87-200 in: Bernard, F., Peyerimhoff, P. de. Mission scientifique du Fezzân (1944-1945). Tome V. Zoologie. Alger: Institut de Recherches Sahariennes de l'Université d'A (page 146, Gonepimyrma as subgenus of Epimyrma)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 249, Gonepimyrma as subgenus of Myrmoxenus)
  • 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 181, Gonepimyrma as junior synonym of Epimyrma (Provisional))
  • Cagniant, H.; Espadaler, X. 1997. Les Leptothorax, Epimyrma et Chalepoxenus du Maroc (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Clé et catalogue des espèces. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. (n.s.) 33: 259-284 (page 268, Morocco species key)
  • Ward, P.S., Brady, S.G., Fisher, B.L. & Schultz, T.R. 2014. The evolution of myrmicine ants: phylogeny and biogeography of a hyperdiverse ant clade (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Systematic Entomology, DOI: 10.1111/syen.12090.