Key to Afrotropical Zasphinctus workers

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Key based on Hita et al (2017) [1]


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FIG 4
  • With head in full-face view median clypeal area with conspicuous tooth(Fig. 4E, H) and torulo-posttorular complex comparatively long (Fig. 4H);in posterodorsal view vertexal margin and posterior face of head weakly developed (Fig. 4N) ..... Zasphinctus sarowiwai
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  • With head in full-face view median clypeal area without any tooth (Fig. 4D, 4F, G, I) and torulo-posttorular complex comparatively short (Fig. 4G, I); in posterodorsal view vertexal margin and posterior face of head strongly developed (Fig. 4M, O).....2

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FIG 5

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  • With head in full-face view parafrontal ridges with irregularly shaped dorsal outline (Fig. 4G); petiolar tergum in profile relatively lower, ca. 1.2 times longer than high (LPI 117–123) (Fig. 5M)..... Zasphinctus obamai
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  • With head in full-face view parafrontal ridges with regularly shaped dorsal outline (Fig. 4I); petiolar tergum in profile relatively higher, ca. 1.1 times longer than high (LPI 112) (Fig. 5O) ..... Zasphinctus wilsoni
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References

  1. [[Hita Garcia F, Fischer G, Liu C, Audisio TL, Economo EP (2017) Next-generation morphological character discovery and evaluation: an X-ray micro-CT enhanced revision of the ant genus Zasphinctus Wheeler (Hymenoptera, Formicidae, Dorylinae) in the Afrotropics. ZooKeys 693: 33–93. https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.693.13012]]