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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Tribe: Dolichoderini
Genus: Monoceratoclinea
Wheeler, W.M., 1935
Type species
Dolichoderus monoceros

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Specimen Labels

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


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

  • MONOCERATOCLINEA [junior synonym of Dolichoderus]
    • Monoceratoclinea Wheeler, W.M. 1935c: 68 [as subgenus of Dolichoderus]. Type-species: Dolichoderus (Hypoclinea) monoceros, by original designation.
    • Monoceratoclinea raised to genus: Brown, 1950e: 249.
    • Monoceratoclinea junior synonym of Dolichoderus: Shattuck, 1992c: 66.


  • Bolton, B. 1994. Identification guide to the ant genera of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 222 pp. (page 26, Monoceratoclinea as junior synonym of Dolichoderus)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 85, Monoceratoclinea as junior synonym of Dolichoderus)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1950g. Morphological, taxonomic, and other notes on ants. Wasmann J. Biol. 8: 241-250 (page 249, Monoceratoclinea as genus)
  • Dlussky, G. M.; Fedoseeva, E. B. 1988. Origin and early stages of evolution in ants. Pp. 70-144 in: Ponomarenko, A. G. (ed.) Cretaceous biocenotic crisis and insect evolution. Moskva: Nauka, 232 pp. (page 78, Monoceratoclinea as genus)
  • Hölldobler, B.; Wilson, E. O. 1990. The ants. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, xii + 732 pp. (page 17, Monoceratoclinea as genus)
  • Shattuck, S. O. 1992c. Generic revision of the ant subfamily Dolichoderinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology 21: 1-181 (page 66, Monoceratoclinea as junior synonym of Dolichoderus)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1935c. Myrmecological notes. Psyche (Camb.) 42: 68-72 (page 68, Monoceratoclinea as subgenus of Dolichoderus)