Amblyopone

Homology Weekly: Dentiform Clypeal Setae

Friday, January 16th, 2009 | Ants, Homology Weekly, Morphology | 7 Comments
Anterior part of the head of an Australian <em>Onychomyrmex doddi</em> worker (Scanning Electron Micrograph, Roberto Keller/AMNH)

Anterior part of the head of an Australian Onychomyrmex doddi worker (Scanning Electron Micrograph, Roberto Keller/AMNH)

Among the many interesting features found in members of the subfamily Amblyoponinae is the presence of unique teeth-like structures at the anterior margin of the ant’s cranium. They are arranged in one or two parallel rows, right above the opening of the oral cavity, in a plate called clypeus. › Continue reading

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