|The Ants of
SUBFAMILY MYRMICINAE* - Genus Ankylomyrma
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In Tribe FORMICOXENINI.
Diagnostic Features - Antenna with 12 segments. Eyes at extreme posterior corners of the head. Clypeus projecting far forward and almost concealing the mandibles. Dorsum of petiole with a pair of sharp spines. All visible portion of gaster consisting of the first tergite.
Bolton's (1972) genus definition is description is at . and his further notes (Bolton (1981b) at .
Monotypic; the single known species is Ankylomyrma coronacantha Bolton.
* Note: Using a DNA analysis, Ward et al (2014) claim to have demonstrated that Ankylmoyrma is "neither
in the Myrmicinae nor even a member of the more inclusive formicoid
clade - rather it is a poneroid ant, sister to the genus Tatuidris (Agroecomyrmecinae)". Tatuidris is a Neotropical genus of rather bizarre looking ants, see the single described species, Tatuidris tatusia, at http://www.antweb.org/description.do?rank=species&name=tatusia&genus=tatuidris
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