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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ectatomminae
Tribe: Ectatommini
Genus: Rhopalopone
Emery, 1897
Type species
Rhopalopone epinotalis, now Gnamptogenys epinotalis

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Specimen Labels

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


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

  • RHOPALOPONE [junior synonym of Gnamptogenys]
    • Rhopalopone Emery, 1897d: 549. Type-species: Rhopalopone epinotalis, by monotypy.
    • Rhopalopone senior synonym of Mictoponera: Emery, 1911d: 34.
    • Rhopalopone junior synonym of Gnamptogenys: Brown, 1958g: 211.


  • Ashmead, W. H. 1905c. A skeleton of a new arrangement of the families, subfamilies, tribes and genera of the ants, or the superfamily Formicoidea. Can. Entomol. 37: 381-384 (page 382, Rhopalopone in Ponerinae, Ponerini)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 174, Rhopalopone as junior synonym of Gnamptogenys)
  • Borgmeier, T. 1923. Catalogo systematico e synonymico das formigas do Brasil. 1 parte. Subfam. Dorylinae, Cerapachyinae, Ponerinae, Dolichoderinae. Arch. Mus. Nac. (Rio J.) 24: 33-103 (page 54, Rhopalopone as genus)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1958g. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. II. Tribe Ectatommini (Hymenoptera). Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 118: 173-362 (page 211, Rhopalopone as junior synonym of Gnamptogenys)
  • Emery, C. 1897d. Viaggio di Lamberto Loria nella Papuasia orientale. XVIII. Formiche raccolte nella Nuova Guinea dal Dott. Lamberto Loria. [part]. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. 38[=(2(18): 546-576 (page 549, Rhopalopone as genus)
  • Emery, C. 1911e. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Ponerinae. Genera Insectorum 118: 1-125 (page 34, Rhopalopone in Ponerinae, Ectatommini [subtribe Typhlomyrmecini]; Rhopalopone as genus; Rhopalopone senior synonym of Mictoponera)
  • Forel, A. 1917. Cadre synoptique actuel de la faune universelle des fourmis. Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 51: 229-253 (page 236, Rhopalopone in Ponerinae, Ectatommini)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1910b. Ants: their structure, development and behavior. New York: Columbia University Press, xxv + 663 pp. (page 135, Rhopalopone in Ponerinae, Ponerini)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922i. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VII. Keys to the genera and subgenera of ants. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 45: 631-710 (page 642, Rhopalopone in Ponerinae, Ectatommini; Rhopalopone as genus)