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Tapinolepis tumidula worker
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Plagiolepidini
Genus: Tapinolepis
Emery, 1925
Type species
Plagiolepis tumidula
14 species

Mesanoplolepis Santschi, 1926

Tapinolepis is a genus of ants in the subfamily Formicinae.[2] The genus is known from the Afrotropical and Malagasy regions. Nothing is known about their biology.[3]



  1. ^ Bolton, B. (2014). "Tapinolepis". AntCat. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Genus: Tapinolepis". antweb.org. AntWeb. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  3. ^ Hita Garcia, F.; Wiesel, E.; Fischer, G. (2013). "The Ants of Kenya (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)—Faunal Overview, First Species Checklist, Bibliography, Accounts for All Genera, and Discussion on Taxonomy and Zoogeography". Journal of East African Natural History. 101 (2): 127. doi:10.2982/028.101.0201. 

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