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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ectatomminae
Tribe: Ectatommini
Genus: Mictoponera
Forel, 1901
Type species
Ectatomma (Mictoponera) diehlii, now Gnamptogenys cribrata

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Specimen Labels

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


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

  • MICTOPONERA [junior synonym of Gnamptogenys]
    • Mictoponera Forel, 1901e: 372 [as subgenus of Ectatomma]. Type-species: Ectatomma (Mictoponera) diehlii, by monotypy.
    • Mictoponera junior synonym of Rhopalopone: Emery, 1911d: 34.
    • Mictoponera junior synonym of Gnamptogenys: Brown, 1958g: 211.


  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 174, Mictoponera as junior synonym of Gnamptogenys)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1958g. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. II. Tribe Ectatommini (Hymenoptera). Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 118: 173-362 (page 211, Mictoponera junior synonym of Gnamptogenys)
  • Emery, C. 1911e. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Ponerinae. Genera Insectorum 118: 1-125 (page 34, Mictoponera as junior synonym of Rhopalopone)
  • Forel, A. 1901j. Variétés myrmécologiques. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 45: 334-382 (page 372, Mictoponera as subgenus of Ectatomma)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1910b. Ants: their structure, development and behavior. New York: Columbia University Press, xxv + 663 pp. (page 135, Mictoponera as subgenus of Ectatomma)