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The tribe Myrmelachistini belongs to the subfamily Formicinae. For a list of genera contained within this tribe see Myrmelachistini genera, for species see Myrmelachistini species.


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

MYRMELACHISTINI [tribe of Formicinae]
Myrmelachistini Forel, 1912i: 89 (diagnosis in key). Type-genus: Myrmelachista Roger, 1863a: 162.

Taxonomic history

Myrmelachistini as tribe of Camponotinae: Forel, 1912i: 89; Forel, 1917: 249; Arnold, 1920a: 552.
Myrmelachistini as junior synonym of Plagiolepidini: Bolton, 2003: 22, 100.
Myrmelachistini as tribe of Formicinae: Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 693; Emery, 1925b: 31; subsequent authors to Bolton, 2003: 22, 100; Ward, et al. 2016: 348.
Myrmelachistini as senior synonym of Brachymyrmecini: Ward, et al. 2016: 348.

Genera within Tribe