The Info List - Amblyoponinae

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13 extant genera; 1 fossil genus

AMBLYOPONINAE is a subfamily of ants in the poneromorph subfamilies group containing 13 extant genera and one extinct genus. The ants in this subfamily are mostly specialized subterranean predators.


* 1 Identification * 2 Systematics * 3 References * 4 External links


is characterized by these worker characters: eyes small or absent, situated behind midlength of side of head; anterior margin of clypeus with specialized dentiform setae; promesonotal suture flexible; petiole very broadly attached to abdominal segment 3 and without a distinct posterior face; postpetiole absent; sting present and well developed.


The subfamily was formerly considered a tribe within Ponerinae , but was elevated to its own subfamily in 2003 when Barry Bolton divided Ponerinae into six subfamilies.


* AMBLYOPONINI Forel, 1893

* Adetomyrma
Ward, 1994 * Amblyopone Erichson, 1842 * Apomyrma Brown, Gotwald & Lévieux, 1971 * † Casaleia Pagliano & Scaramozzino, 1990 * Myopopone
Roger, 1861 * Mystrium Roger, 1862 * Onychomyrmex
Emery, 1895 * Opamyrma
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* ^ Bolton, B. (2013), "An online catalog of the ants of the world.", AntCat, retrieved 22 September 2013 * ^ A B "Subfamily: Amblyoponinae". antweb.org. AntWeb . Retrieved 12 August 2013. * ^ 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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