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Goniomma collingwoodi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Goniomma
Emery, 1895
Type species
Aphaenogaster blanci, now Goniomma collingwoodi
10 species
(Species Checklist, Species by Country)

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Goniomma collingwoodi

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Specimen Label

Evolutionary Relationships

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  (22 genera)

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Based on Ward et al., 2014


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Distribution and Richness based on AntMaps




Worker Morphology

 • Antennal segment count 12 • Antennal club 2, 3 • Palp formula 2,2 • Spur formula 0, 0 • Sting present

Male Morphology

 • Antennal segment count 13 • Antennal club 0, gradual, 4, weak • Palp formula 4,3 • Total dental count 3-6 • Spur formula 1 simple, 1 simple


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

  • GONIOMMA [Myrmicinae: Pheidolini]
    • Goniomma Emery, 1895c: 298 [as subgenus of Stenamma]. Type-species: Aphaenogaster blanci, by subsequent designation of Wheeler, W.M. 1911f: 164.
    • Goniomma subgenus of Oxyopomyrmex: Wheeler, W.M. 1910g: 140.
    • Goniomma raised to genus: Emery, 1908e: 460; Forel, 1917: 241.


  • Acosta Salmerón, F. J. 1982 [1981]. Sobre los caracteres morfólogicos [sic] de Goniomma, con algunas sugerencias sobre su taxonomía (Hym., Formicidae). EOS. Revista Española de Entomologia 57 (1981): 7-14.[28.iv.1982.] PDF (page 7, Partial revision of genus)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 231, Goniomma as genus; Goniomma in Myrmicinae, Pheidolini; )
  • Collingwood, C. A.; Prince, A. 1998. A guide to ants of continental Portugal (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Bol. Soc. Port. Entomol. Supl. 5: 1-49 (page 14, Portugal species key)
  • Emery, C. 1895d. Beiträge zur Kenntniss der nordamerikanischen Ameisenfauna. (Schluss). Zool. Jahrb. Abt. Syst. Geogr. Biol. Tiere 8: 257-360 (page 298, Goniomma as subgenus of Stenamma)
  • Emery, C. 1895l. Die Gattung Dorylus Fab. und die systematische Eintheilung der Formiciden. Zool. Jahrb. Abt. Syst. Geogr. Biol. Tiere 8: 685-778 (page 769, Goniomma in Myrmicinae, Myrmicini; Goniomma as subgenus of Stenamma)
  • Emery, C. 1908f. Beiträge zur Monographie der Formiciden des paläarktischen Faunengebietes. (Hym.) Teil III. Dtsch. Entomol. Z. 1908: 437-465 (page 460, Goniomma raised to genus)
  • Emery, C. 1914e. Intorno alla classificazione dei Myrmicinae. Rend. Sess. R. Accad. Sci. Ist. Bologna Cl. Sci. Fis. (n.s.) 18: 29-42 (page 40, Goniomma in Myrmicinae, Pheidolini)
  • Emery, C. 1921c. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Myrmicinae. [part]. Genera Insectorum 174A:1-94 94: 1-94 + 7 (page 74, Goniomma in Myrmicinae, Pheidolini [subtribe Stenammini]; as genus)
  • Forel, A. 1917. Cadre synoptique actuel de la faune universelle des fourmis. Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 51: 229-253 (page 241, Goniomma in Myrmicinae, Pheidolini; as genus)
  • Santschi, F. 1929e. Fourmis du Maroc, d'Algérie et de Tunisie. Bull. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 69: 138-165 (page 145, Key to species (out of date); )
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1910b. Ants: their structure, development and behavior. New York: Columbia University Press, xxv + 663 pp. (page 140, Goniomma as subgenus of Oxyopomyrmex)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1911g. A list of the type species of the genera and subgenera of Formicidae. Ann. N. Y. Acad. Sci. 21: 157-175 (page 164, Type-species: Aphaenogaster blanci; by subsequent designation)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922i. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VII. Keys to the genera and subgenera of ants. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 45: 631-710 (page 661, Goniomma in Myrmicinae, Pheidolini; as genus)