Myrmacantha

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Myrmacantha
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Myrmacantha
Emery, 1920
Type species
Camponotus aberrans

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Specimen Labels

This genus is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Camponotus (Phasmomyrmex).

Nomenclature

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

  • MYRMACANTHA [subgenus of Phasmomyrmex]
    • Myrmacantha Emery, 1920b: 246 [as subgenus of Camponotus]. Type-species: Camponotus aberrans, by original designation.
    • Myrmacantha junior synonym of Myrmorhachis: Wheeler, W.M. 1921a: 18; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 707.
    • Myrmacantha revived from synonymy as subgenus of Phasmomyrmex: Emery, 1925b: 58.

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