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Heteroponera brouni worker
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Heteroponerinae
Bolton, 2003
Tribe: Heteroponerini
Bolton, 2003
Type genus
3 genera

Heteroponerinae is a subfamily of ants in the poneromorph subfamilies group containing three genera in one tribe.[2] The subfamily was created in 2003 when Barry Bolton divided the Ponerinae subfamily into six subfamilies.[3]



  1. ^ Bolton, B. (2014). "Heteroponerinae". AntCat. Retrieved 20 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Subfamily: Heteroponerinae". antweb.org. AntWeb. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  3. ^ Fisher, Brian L.; Cover, Stefan P. (2007). Ants of North America: A Guide to the Genera. University of California Press. pp. 57–58. ISBN 978-0-520-93455-9.

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