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Proceratiinae
Proceratiinae
is a subfamily of ants in the poneromorph subfamilies group, with three extant genera, of which most are tropical or subtropical, although overall distribution is worldwide.[2]

Contents

1 Identification 2 Systematics 3 References 4 External links

Identification[edit] The ants are relatively small to medium in size,[3] with colonies generally containing less than 100 individuals.[4] They are similar to Ponerinae, except the promesonotal suture is fused and the frontal lobes are elevated (rather than transverse) and frequently reduced. In addition, the antennal sockets are exposed in a full-face (frontal) view of the head, and in most species, abdominal tergite 4 is much enlarged and vaulted, with abdominal sternite 4 being correspondingly reduced in size.[5] Systematics[edit] The subfamily was created in 2003 when Barry Bolton divided the Ponerinae
Ponerinae
subfamily into six subfamilies.[2][3] Proceratiinae
Proceratiinae
is further divided into the tribes Proceratiini and Probolomyrmecini,[6] and contains three extant genera and one extinct genus.

Proceratiinae
Proceratiinae
Emery, 1895

Proceratiini Emery, 1895

Discothyrea
Discothyrea
Roger, 1863 Proceratium
Proceratium
Roger, 1863 † Bradoponera
Bradoponera
Mayr, 1868

Probolomyrmecini Perrault, 2000

Probolomyrmex
Probolomyrmex
Mayr, 1901

References[edit]

^ Bolton, B. (2014). "Proceratiinae". AntCat. Retrieved 27 July 2014.  ^ a b Fisher, Brian L.; Cover, Stefan P. (2007). Ants of North America: A Guide to the Genera. University of California Press. p. 58. ISBN 978-0-520-93455-9.  ^ a b Sosa-Calvo 2007, p. 85 ^ Sosa-Calvo 2007, p. 87 ^ "Subfamily: Proceratiinae". antweb.org. AntWeb. Retrieved 12 August 2013.  ^ Sosa-Calvo 2007, p. 84

Sosa-Calvo, Jeffrey (2007). Studies in Neotropical Ant
Ant
Diversity. ProQuest. ISBN 978-0-549-26277-0.  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: "Subfamily: Proceratiinae". antweb.org. AntWeb. Retrieved 12 August 2013.  Please check the source for the exact licensing terms.

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Ant
Ant
taxonomy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Insecta Order Hymenoptera Family Formicidae

Subfamilies

Extant

Agroecomyrmecinae Amblyoponinae Aneuretinae Apomyrminae Dolichoderinae Dorylinae Ectatomminae Formicinae Heteroponerinae Leptanillinae Martialinae Myrmeciinae Myrmicinae Paraponerinae Ponerinae Proceratiinae Pseudomyrmecinae

Fossil

†Armaniinae †Brownimeciinae †Formiciinae †Sphecomyrminae

Genera

List of ant genera

incertae sedis

Taxon identifiers

Wd: Q4047406 BugGuide: 74465 Fossilworks: 255932 NCBI: 292193

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