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Genus Oxyopomyrmex André

Genus Oxyopomyrmex André (1881b: 72)

André's (1881b) genus description (illustrations unavailable) is at {original description}. André (1881-6: 380ff) gave a further illustrated description which is at {original description}.

No modern revisions. Antennae 11-segmented; eyes large and pointed antero-ventrally, set close to mandibles. About 12 species all from circum-Mediterranean areas and the Middle East. Nest in open ground usually in sandy soil.

Both the following have type locations in Tunisia and Sharaf (2006 thesis) reported one from Egypt.

Oxyopomyrmex santschii
Oxyopomyrmex santschii
TL 2.5-2.8 mm

Oxyopomyrmex santschii

Oxyopomyrmex sabulonisFrom the scale this is about 30% larger than the Tunisian sabulonis type and its subspecies.
Saudi Arabia report from Collingwood (1985)
Oxyopomyrmex sabulonis
TL 2.6-3.1 mm (Santschi, 1915a, 1923f)
Oxyopomyrmex sabulonis
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