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Genus: Tyrannomyrmex   Fernández, 2003 


Current Valid Name:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Extant: 4 valid species

Tyrannomyrmex Fernández, 2003a PDF: 2. Type-species: Tyrannomyrmex rex, by original designation. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Genus Tyrannomyrmex references
Alpert, 2013 PDF: 287 (all species key); Sadasivan & Kripakaran, 2017 10.111646/zootaxa.4344.2.3 PDF: 275 (all species key)
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: India, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
  Native biogeographic regions (according to species list records):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Fernández, F., 2003, A new myrmicine ant genus from Malaysia with uncertain affinities (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 341, pp. 1-6

TyrannomyrmexHNS new genus

(Figs. 1, 2)

Type species

Tyrannomyrmex rexHNS n.sp.

Generic diagnosis

Myrmicine ants with the following combination of characters:


Mandibles with two teeth in the masticatory border, apical and smaller subapical.

Inner ventral margin of masticatory border of mandibles with modified thick, cylindrical and transparent setae.

Clypeus not modified as central plate and devoid of carinae.

Anterior clypeal margin with single median seta.

Palpal formula apparently 2,2.

Antennae 11-segmented with ill-defined 3-segmented club.

Compound eyes small, reduced to a few ommatidia.

Frontal carinae and antennal scrobes absent.

Mesosoma without grooves.

Propodeal spiracle round.

Propodeal lobes large.

Sting large and robust.

Queen and male Unknown.

Geographical distribution

Known only from type species from peninsular Malaysia.

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