Key to Amblyopone of the southwestern Australian Botanical Province

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This worker key is based on: Heterick, B. E. 2009a. A guide to the ants of South-western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 76: 1-206. Part 2 PDF

Since the publication of this key one of the species included below has been transferred to the genus Onychomyrmex

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Amblyopone glauerti head ANIC32-016318 CAS0172206-Antwiki.jpg
Amblyopone glauerti side ANIC32-016318 CAS0172206-Antwiki.jpg

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  • Mandible long and linear, virtually edentate except for the tip, which bears five denticles . . . . . Amblyopone aberrans
Amblyopone aberrans head ANIC32-016281 CAS0172185-Antwiki.jpg
Amblyopone aberrans side ANIC32-016281 CAS0172185-Antwiki.jpg
  • Mandible not as above, broader, and bearing one or more teeth along its inner margin . . . . . 3

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  • Mesosoma and dorsum of head with fine, longitudinal striae and elongate punctures . . . . . Amblyopone clarki
Amblyopone clarki casent0172817 head 1.jpg
Amblyopone clarki ANIC32-016302 side CAS0172190-Antwiki.jpg
  • Mesosoma and dorsum of head shining and smooth, except for scattered punctuation . . . . . 4

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  • Frons of head and mesosoma with distinct punctation; lower genae adjacent to mandibular insertions terminating in a spine; prominent middle tooth of mandible preceded by one or more smaller denticles (Figure 492) . . . . . Amblyopone australis
Figure 492.
Amblyopone australis casent0172267 head 1.jpg
Amblyopone australis casent0172267 profile 1.jpg
  • Frons of head and mesosoma with vestigial punctation; lower genae adjacent to mandibular insertions not terminating in a spine; prominent middle tooth of mandible unaccompanied by smaller denticles (Figure 493) . . . . . Amblyopone michaelseni
Figure 493.
Amblyopone michaelseni head ANIC32 016375 CAS0172208-Antwiki.jpg
Amblyopone michaelseni side ANIC32 016375 CAS0172208-Antwiki.jpg