Key to Eutetramorium group genera

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This key to genera is based on: Bolton, B. & Fisher, B.L. 2014. The Madagascan endemic myrmicine ants related to Eutetramorium (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): taxonomy of the genera Eutetramorium Emery, Malagidris nom. n., Myrmisaraka gen. n., Royidris gen. n., and Vitsika gen. n. Zootaxa 3791:1–99. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3791.1.1

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  • Anterior clypeal margin with a triangular tooth or prominence at its midpoint. Palp formula 4,3 or 4,2. Antennal socket and torulus within, and surrounded by, a depressed antennal fossa; anterior margin of the fossa is formed by the posterior surface of the lateral portion of the clypeus, which is raised into a ridge or shield-wall in front of the antennal socket . . . Eutetramorium
Eutetramorium mocquerysi casent0005927 profile 1.jpg
  • Anterior clypeal margin rounded or notched at its midpoint, without a triangular tooth or prominence. Palp formula 5,3. Antennal socket and torulus not within a depressed antennal fossa; posterior surface of the lateral portion of the clypeus not raised into a ridge or shield-wall in front of the antennal socket . . . . . 2

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  • Frontal carinae extend to close to the posterior margin of the head and form the upper margins of antennal scrobes . . . . . Vitsika
Vitsika breviscapa casent0914141 p 1 high.jpg
  • Frontal carinae restricted to frontal lobes; antennal scrobes absent . . . . . 3

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  • Propodeum unarmed. Mandible with 5 teeth . . . . . Royidris
Monomorium robertsoni casent0035010 profile 1.jpg
  • Propodeum bispinose. Mandible with 8–13 teeth . . . . . 4

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  • Anterior clypeal margin with a small median notch, usually with a pair of short, slender setae, one on each side of the midpoint within the notch. Eye relatively larger, EL/HW 0.30–0.35; in full-face view eyes located at about the midlength of the side of the head capsule. Propodeal dorsum with > 2 pairs of setae; dorsal (outer) surface of metatibia with standing setae present. Antennal club of 3 to 5 segments . . . . . Myrmisaraka
Myrmisaraka producta casent0495050 p 1 high.jpg
  • Anterior clypeal margin without a median notch, with a single, unpaired, stout seta at the midpoint of the margin. Eye relatively smaller, EL/HW 0.24–0.30; in full-face view eyes obviously located in front of the midlength of the head capsule. Propodeal dorsum with 0–2 pairs of setae; dorsal (outer) surface of metatibia without standing setae present. Antennal club of 3 segments . . . . . Malagidris
Malagidris alperti casent0170928 p 1 high.jpg