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Aphomomyrmex afer casent0101882 profile 1.jpg
A. afer worker from South Africa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Plagiolepidini
Genus: Aphomomyrmex
Emery, 1899
Species: A. afer
Binomial name
Aphomomyrmex afer
Emery, 1899
Type species
Aphomomyrmex afer

Aphomomyrmex is a genus of ants in the subfamily Formicinae.[1] It contains the single species Aphomomyrmex afer, known from Africa (Cameroon and South Africa). The genus is closely related to Petalomyrmex.[2]


  1. ^ "Genus: Aphomomyrmex". antweb.org. AntWeb. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  2. ^ Snelling, R. R. (1979). "Aphomomyrmex and a related new genus of arboreal African ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)". Contributions in Science (Los Angeles). 316: 1–8. 

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