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CharacteristicsThe Leptanilloidinae are characterized by the following derived characters (Bolton 2003):
- Lateral blunt teeth present on genae, overhanging the mandibles
- Petiole with complete tergosternal fusion
- Pygidium extremely reduced, a slender U-shaped sclerite that is overhung by the tergite of abdominal segment VI
Bolton, B. 1994. Identification Guide to the Ant Genera of the World. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
Bolton, B. 1995. A New General Catalogue of the Ants of the World. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. 370 pp. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute, Vol. 71. Gainesville, FL.
Brandáo, C. R. F., J. L. M. Diniz, D. Agosti, and J. H. Delabie. 1999. Revision of the Neotropical ant subfamily Leptanilloidinae. Systematic Entomology 24: 17-36.
Hölldobler, B. and E. O. Wilson. 1990. The Ants. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
Wheeler, G. C. & Wheeler, J. 1976. Ant larvae: review and synthesis. Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Washington 74: 1-108.
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