Key to North American Genera of Amblyoponinae
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This key to the genera of North American Amblyoponinae has been adapted from Fisher & Cover (2007) and Ward & Fisher (2016).
- Mandible long, strongly projecting below clypeal margin and with numerous, bidenticulate teeth that are found along the entire inner surface (A) => 2
- Mandible short, closing tightly against clypeus and with only three teeth, grouped together near the tip; middle tooth smallest (AA). Central Florida => Prionopelta (Prionopelta antillana)
- Lobes of frontal carinae contiguous or fused. Small, length about 3 mm. Color yellowish. Known only from Arizona => Fulakora (Fulakora orizabana)
- Lobes of frontal carinae separated by a distinct gap. Larger, length over 3 mm. Color blackish brown to reddish brown. Widespread => Stigmatomma (Species key)
- Fisher, B.L. & Cover, S.P. 2007. Ants of North America. A guide to genera. Berkeley: University of California Press, xiv + 194 pp.
- Ward, P.S. & Fisher, B.L. 2016. Tales of dracula ants: the evolutionary history of the ant subfamily Amblyoponinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Systematic Entomology, 41, 683–693 (DOI: 10.1111/syen.12186).