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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: Formicinae
Tribus: Myrmelachistini
Genus: Myrmelachista
Myrmelachistini Forel 1912

Myrmelachistini is a tribe of ants in the family Formicidae. There are at least 2 genera and 50 described species in Myrmelachistini.[1][2][3][4]

In 2016, the tribe Myrmelachistini was resurrected and the genera Brachymyrmex and Myrmelachista were transferred to it from the tribe Plagiolepidini.[5][6][7]
Brachymyrmex patagonicus

Brachymyrmex Mayr, 1868 (rover ants)
Myrmelachista Roger, 1863


"Myrmelachistini Tribe Information". Retrieved 2018-02-11.
"Myrmelachistini Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2018-02-11.
"Myrmelachistini Overview". Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved 2018-02-11.
"AntWeb". California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 2018-02-11.
Ward, Philip S.; Blaimer, Bonnie B.; Fisher, Brian L. (2016). "A revised phylogenetic classification of the ant subfamily Formicinae(Hymenoptera: Formicidae), with resurrection of the genera Colobopsis and Dinomyrmex". Zootaxa. Magnolia Press. 4072 (3): 343–57. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4072.3.4. PMID 27395929.
Christopher M. Wilson; Autumn Smith-Herron (2016). "Morphology of the male genitalia of Brachymyrmex and their implications in the Formicinae phylogeny". Journal of Hymenoptera Research. Pensoft Publishers. 50: 81–95. doi:10.3897/JHR.50.8697. ISSN 1070-9428.

"AntWeb". California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 2018-03-10.

Further reading

Arnett, Ross H. (2000). American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico. CRC Press.
Bolton, B.; Alpert, G.; Naskrecki, S.; Ward, P. (2007). A New General Catalogue of the Ants of the World 1758–2005.
Sharkey, M.J. (2007). "Phylogeny and Classification of Hymenoptera". Zootaxa. 309: 13–48.
Sharkey, M.J.; Carpenter, J.M.; Vilhelmsen, L. (2012). "Phylogenetic relationships among superfamilies of Hymenoptera". Cladistics. 28 (1): 80–112. doi:10.1111/j.1096-0031.2011.00366.x.
Ward, P.S. (2007). "Phylogeny, classification, and species-level taxonomy of ants". Zootaxa. 1668.

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