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Classification after Bolton (2003).
Containing group: Myrmicinae


The Dacetini shares the following synapomorphies with the other members of the dacetine tribe group (Bolton 2003):

In addition, the tribe has the following apomorphies:


Baroni Urbani, C. and M. L. De Andrade. 1994. Firs description of fossil Dacetini ants with a critical analysis of the current classification of the tribe. (Amber Collection Stuttgart: Hymenoptera, Formicidae. VI: Dacetini.) Stuttgarter Beiträge zur Naturkunde Serie B (Geologie und Paläontologie) 198: 1-65.

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. 1998. Monophyly of the dacetonine tribe-group and its component tribes. Bulletin of the Natural History Museum (Entomology Series) 67: 65-78.

Bolton, B. 1999. Ant genera of the tribe Dacetonini. Journal of Natural History 33: 1639-1689.

Bolton, B. 2000. The ant tribe Dacetini. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 65: 1028 pp.

Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. 370 pp. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute, Vol. 71. Gainesville, FL.

Brown, W. L., Jr. 1948. A preliminary generic revision of the higher Dacetini. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 74: 101-129.

Brown, W. L., Jr. 1953. Revisionary studies in the ant tribe Dacetini. American Midland Naturalist 50: 1-137.

Brown, W. L., Jr. and E. O. Wilson. 1959. The evolution of the dacetine ants. Quarterly Review of Biology 34: 278-294.

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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