- Parameranoplus primaevus (incertae sedis)
CharacteristicsThe Meranoplini have the following derived characters (Bolton 2003):
- Mesosoma short and compact
- Promesonotum forms a shield that overhangs the pleurae laterally and usually overhangs the propodeum posteriorly
- Antennae with 9 segments, with a 3-segmented club
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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.
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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