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Ectatomminae is a subfamily of ants in the poneromorph subfamilies group containing four extant and three extinct genera in two tribes.[2] The subfamily was created in 2003 when Barry Bolton divided the Ponerinae subfamily into six subfamilies.[3]

Rhytidoponera metallica body shot.jpg
Green-head ant (Rhytidoponera metallica)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ectatomminae
Emery, 1895
Type genus
Smith, 1858
7 genera



  1. ^ Bolton, B. (2014). "Ectatomminae". AntCat. Retrieved 27 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Subfamily: Ectatomminae". AntWeb. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  3. ^ Fisher, Brian L.; Cover, Stefan P. (2007). Ants of North America: A Guide to the Genera. University of California Press. pp. 57–58. ISBN 978-0-520-93455-9.

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