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Document Type

Research

Abstract

The present paper deals with a new genus of army ants whose males seem to constitute a connecting link between the genera Eciton Latreille and Cheliomyrmex Mayr. The new genus Woitkowskia may put Eciton and its subgenus Neivamyrmex in a direct line of phylogenetic relationship with the genus Cheliomyrmex, and through the Cerapachyini with the Ponerine ants. The author assumes that Neivamyrmex and the new genus are closer to the ancestral stem of the Doryline ants than the more highly specialized subgenera Eciton s.str. and Labidus; the possible relationship of these ants is expressed in the appended diagram.

Publication Date

1952

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

59

Issue

1

First Page

442

Last Page

447

Copyright

© Copyright 1952 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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