Sphecomyrmini

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Sphecomyrmini
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Sphecomyrminae
Tribe: Sphecomyrmini
Wilson & Brown, 1967
Type genus
Sphecomyrma
Diversity
6 fossil genera
25 fossil species
Synonyms

Identification

List of Genera

Extant Genera

This tribe is known only from fossils.

Fossil Genera

ArmaniaCretomyrmaGerontoformicaOrapiaPseudarmaniaSphecomyrma

Nomenclature

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

  • †SPHECOMYRMINI [tribe of †Sphecomyrminae]
    • †Sphecomyrminae Wilson & Brown, in Wilson, et al. 1967: 6. Type-genus: †Sphecomyrma Wilson & Brown, in Wilson, et al. 1967: 8.

Taxonomic History

  • †Sphecomyrmini as tribe of †Sphecomyrminae: Bolton, 1994: 187.
  • †Sphecomyrmini as senior synonym of †Armaniidae: Borysenko, 2017: 17 (in text)

Taxonomic References

Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1972a: 36 (diagnosis); Wilson, 1987: 44, 49 (review, synoptic classification); Bolton, 1995b: 15 (catalogue); Grimaldi, et al. 1997: 7 (review, diagnosis, phylogeny); Bolton, 2003: 74, 261 (diagnosis, synopsis); Perfilieva, 2011: 275 (venation); Barden & Grimaldi, 2013: 410 (comments); Barden & Grimaldi, 2016: 4 (phylogeny); Borysenko, 2017: 15 (diagnosis).

References