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Characteristics

Metapone has the following derived characters (Bolton 2003):
  • Procoxae smaller than meso- and metacoxae
  • Metafemur highly anteroposteriorly compressed, extremely deep in anterior view
  • Apex of mesotibia, metatibia and basitarsi of all legs with traction spines
  • Presclerites of abdominal segment IV very large
  • Articulation of abdominal segments III and IV very broad

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