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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ectatomminae
Tribe: Ectatommini
Genus: Barbourella
Wheeler, W.M., 1930
Type species
Emeryella (Barbourella) banksi, now Gnamptogenys banksi

Gnamptogenys banksi P inbiocri001281007.jpg

Gnamptogenys banksi D inbiocri001281007.jpg

Specimen Label

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.

  • BARBOURELLA [junior synonym of Gnamptogenys]
    • Barbourella Wheeler, W.M. 1930f: 10 [as subgenus of Emeryella]. Type-species: Emeryella (Barbourella) banksi, by original designation.
    • Barbourella junior synonym of Gnamptogenys: Brown, 1958g: 212.


  • Bolton, B. 1994. Identification guide to the ant genera of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 222 pp. (page 175, Barbourella as junior synonym of Gnamptogenys)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1958g. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. II. Tribe Ectatommini (Hymenoptera). Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 118: 173-362 (page 212, Barbourella as junior synonym of Gnamptogenys)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1930h. A new Emeryella from Panama. Proc. N. Engl. Zool. Club 12: 9-13 (page 10, Barbourella as subgenus of Emeryella)