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Scientific classification (junior synonym of Ponerini)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Harpegnathii
Forel, 1900
Type genus

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


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

  • HARPEGNATHINI [junior synonym of Ponerini]
    • Harpegnathii Forel, 1900c: 63. Type-genus: Harpegnathos Jerdon, 1851: 116.

Taxonomic History

  • Harpegnathini as tribe of Ponerinae: Forel, 1900c: 63 [Harpegnathii].
  • Harpegnathini as subtribe of Ponerini: Emery, 1911d: 58 [Harpegnathini]; Forel, 1917: 237 [Harpegnathini].
  • Harpegnathini as senior synonym of Drepanognathini: Emery, 1911d: 58.
  • Harpegnathini as junior synonym of Ponerini: Bolton, 1994: 164; Bolton, 2003: 43, 158; Schmidt, C.A. & Shattuck, 2014: 52.