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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Pseudomyrmecinae
Genus: Parasima
Donisthorpe, 1948
Type species
Not required

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


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

  • PARASIMA [junior synonym of Tetraponera]
    • Parasima Donisthorpe, 1948d: 592 [as subgenus of Tetraponera]. [Unnecessary replacement name for Sima in the sense of Emery, 1921f: 23.]
    • Parasima junior synonym of Tetraponera: Ward, 1990: 470.


  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 136, Parasima as junior synonym of Tetraponera)
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1948d. A third instalment of the Ross Collection of ants from New Guinea. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 11(14): 589-604 (page 592, Parasima as subgenus of Tetraponera)
  • Ward, P. S. 1990. The ant subfamily Pseudomyrmecinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): generic revision and relationship to other formicids. Syst. Entomol. 15: 449-489 (page 470, Parasima as junior synonym of Tetraponera)