Pheidolini Emery, 1877 junior synonym of current valid taxon Attini Smith, 1858
Pheidolidae Emery, 1877b: 72 Type-genus: Pheidole.
  • Pheidolini as group of Myrmicidae: Emery, 1877b: 72 [Pheidolidae].
  • Pheidolini as subtribe of Myrmicini: Emery, 1924f: 357.
  • Pheidolini as tribe of Myrmicinae: Forel, 1893b: 165 [Pheidolii]; Emery, 1914e: 35; Forel, 1917: 241; Arnold, 1920a: 404; Emery, 1921c: 49; Wheeler, 1922: 659; Brown, 1949a: 48; all subsequent authors.
  • Pheidolini as junior synonym of Attini: Ward et al., 2015: 17.
  • [Pheidolini as senior synonym of Attini: Fernández & Serna, 2019: 829.] [Note: the name Attini (1858) is easily senior to Pheidolini (1877), but Fernández & Serna, 2019: 829, suggest Pheidolini as the name for the tribe. The compiler of this catalogue maintains temporal priority, pending an appeal by the authors to the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature, the only body which can approve such a drastic change of usage.].
Tribe Pheidolini references

Emery, 1914e: 35, 38; 40, 41 (tribe diagnoses (in key); synoptic classifications); Forel, 1917: 241, 243 (synoptic classification); Emery, 1921c: 49 (Pheidolini diagnosis, genera key, catalogue); Wheeler, 1922: 670 (genera key); Wheeler, 1922: 802, 891 (Afrotropical Pheidolini, Ocymyrmecini catalogues); Wheeler, 1922: 1016 (Malagasy catalogue); Emery, 1924f: 270 (Ocymyrmicini diagnosis, catalogue); Kusnezov, 1952d: 9 (genera key); Wheeler & Wheeler, 1976b: 53, 57 (Pheidolini, Ocymyrmecini larvae, review & synthesis); Kugler, 1978a: 460 (sting structure); Dlussky & Fedoseeva, 1988: 80 (synoptic classification); Hölldobler & Wilson, 1990: 16 (synoptic classification); Bolton, 1994: 106 (synoptic classification); Bolton, 1995a: 1041 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 14 (catalogue); Fernández, 2003E: 321 (Neotropical genera); Bolton, 2003: 63, 228 (diagnosis, synopsis).

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