- Daceton armigerum
CharacteristicsThe Dacetini shares the following synapomorphies with the other members of the dacetine tribe group (Bolton 2003):
- Head anterior to antennnal sockets strongly narrowed from side to side
- Masticatory margins of mandibles oppose but do not overlap when mandibles fully closed
- Trigger hairs on labrum or mandible
- Specialized labral shape
- Preocular carina present
In addition, the tribe has the following apomorphies:
- Mandible with a medially projecting cuticular basimandibular process on inner margin close to base (an extrusion of the mandible)
- Dorsum of labrum with one or two medial impressions that receive the basimandibular processes when the mandibles are fully closed
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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. 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.
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