The Ants of Africa
SUBFAMILY MYRMICINAE - Genus Anillomyrma
Contents - Myrmicinae - MYRMICINAE Introduction
{Anillomyrma tridens}

Genus Anillomyrma (Emery 1913: 261)

In Tribe SOLENOPSIDINI.

First described as a subgenus of Monomorium. Raised to species by Ettershank, 1966: 97; genus revised by Boton (1987: 274).

Diagnostic Features: Eyes absent; antennae 10-segmented; postpetiole articulated high on the first gastral tergite. Minute (TL < 2.0 mm) species of monomorphic, subterranean ants;

Type species Anillomyrma decamera type location Sri Lanka (Monomorium decamerum, Emery, 1901e: 117). One other species, Anillomyrma tridens Bolton (1987: 274) from Borneo was listed by Bolton.

No named African species but a form was reported by Robertson (1999: 324) as found underground at Mkomazi, Tanzania.

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