The Ants of Africa
SUBFAMILY FORMICINAE - Genus Brachymyrmex
Contents - Formicinae - FORMICINAE Introduction

Genus Brachymyrmex Mayr (1868b: 163)

In Tribe BRACHYMYRMECINI.

Diagnostic Features - Antennae 9-segmented, first segemnt of funiculus longer than those following but second onwards getting progressively longer; palp formula 6,4. Eyes situated well away from the lateral margins of the head; ocelli well below occipital margin.

Mayr's (1868b) genus definition is at {original description}. Revised by Santschi, F. 1923b. Revue des fourmis du genre Brachymyrmex Mayr. Anales del Museo Nacional de Historia Natural de Buenos Aires (La Plata) 31, 650-678 - {original description}

Revised by Snelling (1979b), previously in Tribe MYRMELACHISTINI. Bolton (1973a) described them as small arboreal ants.

Species known from Africa - Brachymyrmex sp undet.

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