Overview

Comprehensive Description

Characteristics

The Aneuretinae share the following characters with the Formicinae and Dolichoderinae (Bolton 2003):
  • Dorsal cuticular flap of the metapleural gland anteriorly reduced and posteromedially extended
  • Petiole with complete tergosternal fusion
  • Postpygidial glands absent
Synapomorphies of the Aneuretinae include the following (based primarily on the sole extant genus, Aneuretus; Bolton 2003):
  • Petiole with a long anterior peduncle
  • Helcial attachment high on anterior face of abdominal segment III
  • Larvae with abundant spinules

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Aneuretinae

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

Species[edit]

  • Aneuretini Emery, 1913
    • Aneuretellus Dlussky, 1988
      • Aneuretellus deformis Dlussky, 1988
    • Aneuretus Emery, 1893
    • Mianeuretus Carpenter, 1930
      • Mianeuretus eocenicus Dlussky & Rasnitsyn, 2003
      • Mianeuretus mirabilis Carpenter, 1930
    • Paraneuretus Wheeler, 1915
      • Paraneuretus longicornis Wheeler, 1915
      • Paraneuretus tornquisti Wheeler, 1915
    • Protaneuretus Wheeler, 1915
      • Protaneuretus succineus Wheeler, 1915
  • Pityomyrmecini Wheeler, 1915
    • Pityomyrmex Wheeler, 1915
      • Pityomyrmex tornquisti Wheeler, 1915
  • incertae sedis
    • Burmomyrma Dlussky, 1996
      • Burmomyrma rossi Dlussky, 1996
    • Cananeuretus Engel & Grimaldi, 2005
      • Cananeuretus occidentalis Engel & Grimaldi, 2005

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bolton, B. (2013), "An online catalog of the ants of the world.", AntCat, retrieved 22 September 2013 
  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 
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