Genus Adelomyrmex Emery (1897c: 590)
In Tribe STENAMMINI (?) (see Bolton 1995)
Diagnostic Features - Mandibles subtriangular,
and with a single tooth on the basal internal margin. Median portion of
clypeus projecting over the basal borders of the mandibles when fully
closed. Antennae 12-segmented with a 2-segmented club, the apical
segment being much larger. Propodeum with a pair of spines.
(1973a) reported that specimens (unnamed) had been
recovered from Berlese funnel samples of leaf litter from the West
African forest zone, but thought it probable that the genus had been
spread by human activity from the Papuan region. He has never enlarged
on that statement, however, and the genus does not appear in the
(Bolton's) key to African genera in Hölldobler & Wilson (1990), nor
in Bolton (1994). Bolton (1995) has six species - three with type
location in Central America and one each from New Guinea (Adelomyrmex
biroi), Fiji and Samoa.
Emery, C. 1897c. Formicidarum species novae vel minus
in collectione Musaei Nationalis Hungarici, quas in Nova Guinea,
colonia germanica, collegit L. Biro. Term. Fuz. 20,:571-599
As at November 2017, Antweb.org does not include Adelomyrmex amongst the ant fauna of the afrotropical region.