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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Hymenopterida
Ordo: Hymenoptera
Subordo: Apocrita
Superfamilia: Formicoidea

Familia: Formicidae
Subfamilia: Ecitoninae
Tribus: Cheliomyrmecini
Genus: Cheliomyrmex
Species (4): C. andicola – C. audax – C. megalonyx – C. morosus

Cheliomyrmex Mayr, 1870: 968

Original status: Valid genus
Type species: Cheliomyrmex nortoni Mayr, 1870
Fixation: Monotypy

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Cheliomyrmex megalonyx


Mayr, G. 1870: Neue formiciden. Verhandlungen der Kaiserlich-Königlichen Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 20(Abh.): 939–996. BHL Reference page.

Cheliomyrmex is a New World genus of army ants in the subfamily Dorylinae.[2] In Central America, C. morosus is known from Mexico to Honduras, and Panama. C. andicola, C. audax, C. ursinus and C. megalonyx are known from Colombia and further into South America.[3]

Cheliomyrmex andicola Emery, 1894
Cheliomyrmex audax Santschi, 1921
Cheliomyrmex megalonyx Wheeler, 1921
Cheliomyrmex morosus (Smith, 1859)


Bolton, B. (2014). "Cheliomyrmex". AntCat. Retrieved 5 July 2014.
"Genus: Cheliomyrmex". AntWeb. Retrieved 21 September 2013.
Berghoff, Stefanie M.; Franks, Nigel R. (2007). "First Record of the Army Ant Cheliomyrmex morosus in Panama and its High Associate Diversity". Biotropica. 39 (6): 771–773. doi:10.1111/j.1744-7429.2007.00302.x.

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