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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.

CONTENTS

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

IDENTIFICATION

Amblyoponinae
Amblyoponinae
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.

SYSTEMATICS

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

* AMBLYOPONINAE Forel, 1893

* 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 _ Yamane, Bui -webkit-column-width: 30em; column-width: 30em; list-style-type: decimal;">

* ^ 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 .

* _ This article incorporates text from a scholarly publication published under a copyright license that allows anyone to reuse, revise, remix and redistribute the materials in any form for any purpose: Bolton, B. (2013), "An online catalog of the ants of the world.", AntCat_, retrieved 22 September 2013 Please check the source for the exact licensing