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
5 fossil genera
23 fossil species
Synonyms

Identification

List of Genera

Extant Genera

This tribe is known only from fossils.

Fossil Genera

ArmaniaGerontoformicaOrapiaPseudarmaniaSphecomyrma

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