Sphinctomyrmex

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Sphinctomyrmex
Sphinctomyrmex imbecilis casent0172086 profile 1.jpg
S. imbecilis worker from Australia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Sphinctomyrmex
Mayr, 1866
Type species
Sphinctomyrmex stali
Mayr, 1866
Diversity[1]
24 species
Synonyms

Aethiopopone Santschi, 1930
Eusphinctus Emery, 1893
Nothosphinctus Wheeler, 1918
Zasphinctus Wheeler, W.M., 1918

Sphinctomyrmex is a genus of ants in the subfamily Dorylinae.[2] The genus is a pantropical and distinctive group, originally described by Mayr based on a single gyne collected in Brazil.[3] Morphologically, the genus is characterized by the unique arrangement of the gastric segments, which are nearly equal in length and separated from each other by distinct constrictions. Very little is known on the natural history of Sphinctomyrmex. The few observations so far suggest that ants of this genus are nomadic predators of other ants.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Bolton, B. (2014). "Sphinctomyrmex". AntCat. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Genus: Sphinctomyrmex". antweb.org. AntWeb. Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Feitosa, R. M.; Brandão, C. R. F.; Fernández, F.; Delabie, J. C. H. (2012). "The Ant Genus Sphinctomyrmex Mayr (Hymenoptera, Formicidae, Cerapachyinae) in the Neotropical Region, with the Description of Two New Species". Psyche: A Journal of Entomology. 2012: 1. doi:10.1155/2012/342623. 
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