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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Plagiolepidini
Genus: Neaphomus
Menozzi, 1935
Type species
Aphomomyrmex (Neaphomus) goetschi, now Myrmelachista goetschi

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.

  • NEAPHOMUS [junior synonym of Myrmelachista]
    • Neaphomus Menozzi, 1935c: 324 [as subgenus of Aphomomyrmex]. Type-species: Aphomomyrmex (Neaphomus) goetschi, by monotypy.
    • Neaphomus raised to genus: Kempf, 1972a: 152; Dlussky & Fedoseeva, 1988: 77.
    • Neaphomus junior synonym of Myrmelachista: Snelling, R.R. & Hunt, 1976: 110; Bolton, 1994: 50.


  • Bolton, B. 1994. Identification guide to the ant genera of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 222 pp. (page 50, Neaphomus junior synonym of Myrmelachista)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 103, Neaphomus 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. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, viii + 350 pp. (page 183, Neaphomus as junior synonym of Myrmelachista (provisional))
  • Dlussky, G. M.; Fedoseeva, E. B. 1988. Origin and early stages of evolution in ants. Pp. 70-144 in: Ponomarenko, A. G. (ed.) Cretaceous biocenotic crisis and insect evolution. Moskva: Nauka, 232 pp. (page 77, Neaphomus in Formicinae, Myrmelachistini; Neaphomas as genus)
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1943g. A list of the type-species of the genera and subgenera of the Formicidae. [part]. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 11(10): 617-688 (page 673, Neaphomus in Formicinae, Dimorphomyrmecini)
  • Kempf, W. W. 1972b. Catálogo abreviado das formigas da regia~o Neotropical. Stud. Entomol. 15: 3-344 (page 152, Neaphomus in Formicinae, Myrmelachistini; Neaphomas as genus)
  • Menozzi, C. 1935c. Fauna Chilensis. II. (Nach Sammlungen von W. Goetsch). Le formiche del Cile. Zool. Jahrb. Abt. Syst. Ökol. Geogr. Tiere 67: 319-336 (page 324, Neaphomus as subgenus of Aphomomyrmex)
  • Snelling, R. R.; Hunt, J. H. 1975. The ants of Chile (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Rev. Chil. Entomol. 9: 63-129 (page 110, Neaphomus as junior synonym of Myrmelachista)