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Petalomyrmex phylax
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Plagiolepidini
Genus: Petalomyrmex
Snelling, 1979
Species: P. phylax
Snelling, 1979
Binomial name
Petalomyrmex phylax
Type species
Petalomyrmex phylax

Petalomyrmex (from Greek petalos, "flattened" + myrmex, "ant") is a genus of ants in the subfamily Formicinae.[1] It contains the single species species Petalomyrmex phylax, known only from Cameroon. The genus is closely related to Aphomomyrmex.[2]


  1. ^ "Genus: Petalomyrmex". 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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