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Scientific classification (junior synonym of Crematogastrini)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Myrmecinini
Ashmead, 1905
Type genus

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


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

  • MYRMECININI [junior synonym of Crematogastrini]
    • Myrmecinini Ashmead, 1905b: 383. Type-genus: Myrmecina Curtis, 1829: 265.

Taxonomic History

  • Myrmecinini as tribe of Myrmicinae: Ashmead, 1905b: 383; Emery, 1912b: 105; Emery, 1914a: 37; Arnold, 1916: 190; Forel, 1917: 244; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 659; Emery, 1924d: 229; subsequent authors; Bolton, 2003: 71, 255.
  • Myrmecinini as senior synonym of Archaeomyrmecini: Brown, 1971a: 2.
  • Myrmecinini as junior synonym of Crematogastrini: Ward, et al. 2015: 77.

Taxonomic References

Emery, 1912b: 105 (genera key); Emery, 1914a: 37, 41 (diagnosis (in key), synoptic classification); Forel, 1917: 244 (synoptic classification); Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 670 (genera key); Emery, 1924d: 229 (diagnosis, genera key, catalogue); Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1976b: 55 (larvae, review and synthesis); Dlussky & Fedoseeva, 1988: 79 (synoptic classification); Bolton, 1994: 105 (synoptic classification); Bolton, 1995a: 1041 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 13 (catalogue); Bolton, 2003: 71, 255 (diagnosis, synopsis).