Leptanilloides

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Leptanilloides
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L. biconstricta worker from Bolivia
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Leptanilloides

Mann, 1923
Type species
Leptanilloides biconstricta
Mann, 1923
Diversity[1]
12 species

Leptanilloides is a genus of ants in the subfamily Dorylinae.[2] Leptanilloides is an uncommonly collected genus with subterranean habits in the New World Andean and sub-Andean tropics.[3]

Taxonomy[edit]

With cryptic and eyeless worker ants, the genus was included in the ant subfamily Cerapachyinae[4][5] until the establishment of a separate subfamily, Leptanilloidinae,[6] hypothesized as the sister group to the Cerapachyinae and all other members of the dorylomorphs.[3] However, they were synonymized with the previous dorylomorph subfamilies (including the Leptanilloidinae) under Dorylinae.[7]

Species[edit]

See also[edit]

  • Amyrmex, sister genus of Leptanilloides

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bolton, B. (2014). "Leptanilloides". AntCat. Retrieved 3 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Genus: Leptanilloides". antweb.org. AntWeb. Retrieved 21 September 2013.
  3. ^ a b Donoso, Vieira & Wild 2006, p. 48
  4. ^ Brown 1975
  5. ^ Bolton 1990a, b
  6. ^ Baroni Urbani et al. (1992)
  7. ^ Brady et al. 2014, pp. 1–14
  • Baroni Urbani, C., Bolton, B. & Ward, P.S. (1992) The internal phylogeny of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Systematic Entomology, 17, 301–329.
  • Bolton, B. (1990a) Abdominal characters and status of the cerapachyine ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Journal of Natural History, 24, 53–68. Bolton, B. (1990b) Army ants reassessed: the phylogeny and classification of the doryline section (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Journal of Natural History, 24, 1339–1364.
  • Brown, W.L., Jr. (1975) Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. V. Ponerinae, tribes Platythyreini, Cerapachyini, Cylindromyrmecini, Acanthostichini, and Aenictogitini. Search. Agriculture (Ithaca, New York), 5, 1–115.
  • Donoso, David A.; Vieira, Juan M.; Wild, Alexander L. (2006), "Three new species of Leptanilloides Mann from Andean Ecuador (Formicidae: Leptanilloidinae)." (PDF), Zootaxa, 1201: 47–62

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