Aneuretinae

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Aneuretinae
Aneuretus simoni casent0007014 profile 1.jpg
Aneuretus simoni (Sri Lankan relict ant), the sole extant member of the subfamily
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Aneuretinae
Emery, 1913
Type genus
Aneuretus
Emery, 1893
Diversity[1]
9 genera

Aneuretinae is a subfamily of ants consisting of a single extant species, Aneuretus simoni (Sri Lankan relict ant), and 9 fossil species.[2] Earlier, the phylogenetic position of A. simoni was thought to be intermediate between primitive and advanced subfamilies of ants,[3] but recent studies have shown it is the nearest living relative of subfamily Dolichoderinae.[4][5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Bolton, B. (2014). "Aneuretinae". AntCat. Retrieved 25 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Subfamily: Aneuretinae". antweb.org. AntWeb. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  3. ^ Wilson et al. 1956, p. 81
  4. ^ Ward et al. 2010, p. 342
  5. ^ Karunarathna & Karunaratne 2013, p. 4604
  • Karunarathna, D. A. G. N. B.; Karunaratne, W. A. I. P. (2013), "Two new localities of Sri Lankan Relict Ant Aneuretus simoni Emery, 1893 (Formicidae: Aneuretinae) with the very first record in the intermediate zone", Journal of Threatened Taxa, 5 (11): 4604–4607, doi:10.11609/JoTT.o3334.4604-7 
  • Ward, P. S.; Brady, S. G.; Fisher, B. L.; Schultz, T. R. (2010), "Phylogeny and Biogeography of Dolichoderine Ants: Effects of Data Partitioning and Relict Taxa on Historical Inference", Systematic Biology, 59 (3): 342–362, doi:10.1093/sysbio/syq012, PMID 20525640 
  • Wilson, E.O., T. Eisner, G.C. Wheeler & J. Wheeler (1956), "Aneuretus simoni Emery, a major link in ant evolution.", Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, 115: 81–99 
  • 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: Karunarathna, D. A. G. N. B.; Karunaratne, W. A. I. P. (2013), "Two new localities of Sri Lankan Relict Ant Aneuretus simoni Emery, 1893 (Formicidae: Aneuretinae) with the very first record in the intermediate zone", Journal of Threatened Taxa, 5 (11): 4604–4607, doi:10.11609/JoTT.o3334.4604-7  Please check the source for the exact licensing terms.

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