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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Solenopsidini
Genus: Protholcomyrmex
Wheeler, W.M., 1922
Type species
Monomorium rothsteini

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Specimen Labels

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


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

  • PROTHOLCOMYRMEX [junior synonym of Monomorium]
    • Protholcomyrmex Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 162 [as subgenus of Monomorium]. Type-species: Monomorium rothsteini, by original designation.
    • Protholcomyrmex junior synonym of Chelaner: Ettershank, 1966: 93.
    • Protholcomyrmex junior synonym of Monomorium: Bolton, 1987: 287, 300].


  • Bolton, B. 1987. A review of the Solenopsis genus-group and revision of Afrotropical Monomorium Mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Bull. Br. Mus. (Nat. Hist.) Entomol. 54: 263-452 (page 287, 300, Protholcomyrmex junior synonym of Monomorium)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 213, Protholcomyrmex as junior synonym of Monomorium)
  • Ettershank, G. 1966. A generic revision of the world Myrmicinae related to Solenopsis and Pheidologeton (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Aust. J. Zool. 14: 73-171 (page 93, Protholcomyrmex as junior synonym of Chelaner)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922b. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. II. The ants collected by the American Museum Congo Expedition. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 45: 39-269 (page 162, Protholcomyrmex as subgenus of Monomorium)