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.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Enzmann, E. V.
"Woitkowskia, a New Genus of Army Ants,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 59(1), 442-447.
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