The Ants of Africa
SUBFAMILY PONERINAE - Genus Promyopias
Contents - Ponerinae - PONERINAE Introduction

Genus Promyopias (Santschi, 1914d: 323)

In Tribe PONERINI

As "GEN. Myopias. SUB. GEN. Promyopias nov. subgen." Santschi (1914d: 323); raised to Genus by Emery (1915g: 26); synonymy with Centromyrmex by Bolton 1994: 164, following the provisional synonymy of Brown (1973: 184); revived from synonymy by Bolton & Fisher (2008: 27).

Diagnostic Features - Mandibles elongate and narrow, subfalcate; apex armed with 3-4 small teeth; inner margin apically concave, basal margin shallowly convex. Labial Palp with 4 segments.

Santschi's (1914d) description is at {original description}. Emery's (1915g) note and elevation to Genus is at {original description}.

Bolton, B. & Fisher, B.L. 2008c. Afrotropical ants of the ponerine genera Centromyrmex Mayr, Promyopias Santschi gen. rev. and Feroponera gen. n., with a revised key to genera of African Ponerinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Zootaxa, 1929, 1-37 - weblink - http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2008/f/z01929p037f.pdf [10 Nov. 2008]

Monotypic, the single species being Promyopias silvestrii from West Africa, Angola and Malawi.

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