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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Plagiolepidini
Genus: Hincksidris
Donisthorpe, 1944
Type species
Decamera nigella, now Myrmelachista nigella

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Specimen Labels

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


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

  • HINCKSIDRIS [junior synonym of Myrmelachista]
    • Hincksidris Donisthorpe, 1944b: 59 [as subgenus of Myrmelachista]. Replacement name for Decamera Roger, 1863a: 166. [Junior homonym of Decamera Mulsant, 1842: 503 (Coleoptera).]
    • Hincksidris junior synonym of Myrmelachista: Snelling, R.R. & Hunt, 1976: 110.
  • DECAMERA [junior homonym, see Hincksidris]
    • Decamera Roger, 1863a: 166. Type-species: Decamera nigella, by monotypy. [Junior homonym of Decamera Mulsant, 1842: 503 (Coleoptera).]
    • Decamera junior synonym of Myrmelachista: Forel, 1878: 376; Mayr, 1887: 525; Dalla Torre, 1893: 174.
    • Decamera subgenus of Myrmelachista: Forel, 1886f: 214; Forel, 1917: 249; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 696; Emery, 1925b: 32.
    • Hincksidris Donisthorpe, 1944b: 59, replacement name for Decamera Roger.


  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 103, Hincksidris as junior synonym of Myrmelachista )
  • 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, Hincksidris as junior synonym of Myrmelachista (provisional))
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1944b. Notes arising out of Mr. W. D. Hincks's review of Mr. Donisthorpe's "A list of the type-species of the genera and subgenera of the Formicidae". Entomol. Mon. Mag. 80: 59 (page 59, Replacement name for Decamera Roger, 1863: 166; as subgenus of Myrmelachista; Decamera Roger, 1863 junior homonym of Decamera Mulsant, 1842:503 (Coleoptera);)
  • Snelling, R. R.; Hunt, J. H. 1975. The ants of Chile (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Rev. Chil. Entomol. 9: 63-129 (page 110, Hincksidris as junior synonym of Myrmelachista )