Key to Australian Turneria Species

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The following key to Australian Turneria has been modified from Shattuck (1990[1], 2011[2]).

  • Propodeum low and lacking rounded protuberances; abundant long erect hairs present on the dorsal surfaces of the head and mesosoma => Turneria rosschinga
  • Propodeum high and with rounded protuberances; erect hairs on the dorsal surfaces of the head and mesosoma limited or absent => Turneria bidentata

References

  1. Shattuck, S.O. (1990) Revision of the dolichoderine ant genus Turneria (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Systematic Entomology 15, 101-117.
  2. Shattuck, S.O. (2011) Turneria rosschinga sp.n. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), a new dolichoderine ant from Australia. Myrmecological News 15, 125-128.