The Ants of Africa
SUBFAMILY FORMICINAE - Genus Petalomyrmex
Contents - Formicinae - FORMICINAE Introduction

Genus Petalomyrmex Snelling (1979b: 5)

In Tribe BRACHYMYRMECINI.

Diagnostic Features - Antennae 9-segmented. Palp formula 3,3. Monomorphic species with the head heart-shaped in full-face view. Eyes situated very close to the lateral margins of the head.

Snelling (1979b) revised the Tribe and added Petalomyrmex to the known arboreal African genera. Only the single species is known. His genus definition is at {original description}.

Single species - Petalomyrmex phylax

Contents Subfamily Formicinae
2007, 2012 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.

href="petalomyrmex.htm"