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Genus: Martialis   Rabeling & Verhaagh, 2008 


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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Extant: 1 valid species

Martialis Rabeling & Verhaagh, 2008 PDF: 14914. Type-species: Martialis heureka, by original designation. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Martialis as genus of Martialinae: Rabeling & Verhaagh, in Rabeling et al., 2008 PDF: 14914
Genus Martialis references
Kück et al., 2011 10.1371/journal.pone.0021031 PDF: 1 (phylogeny); Brandão et al., 2010 PDF: 413 (fine morphology); Boudinot, 2015 PDF: 37 (diagnosis); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 180 (brief male diagnosis)
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Brazil
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
  Native biogeographic regions (according to species list records):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Rabeling, Ch., Brown, J. M. & Verhaagh, M., 2008, Newly discovered sister lineage sheds light on early ant evolution, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 105, pp. 14913-14917

MartialisHNS Rabeling & Verhaagh, gen. nov.

Type and only known species: Martialis heureka Rabeling & VerhaaghHNS, sp. nov. (described below).

Worker diagnosis: including the characteristics of the subfamily description given above. (1*) Mandibles elongate, slender, forceps-like, not crossing at rest (although doing so in dried condition), without differentiated basal and masticatory margins; (2) labrum broad with a U-like insertion at apical margin; (3*) clypeus reduced to a narrow strip at the sides, with a small trapezoidal median portion between antennal sockets, densely covered with a brush of setae; (4) metanotal groove distinct; (5) propodeum evenly rounded at the transition from basal (= dorsal) to declivitous face; (6) propodeal spiracle orifice not enlarged and nearly equally distant from basal and declivitous face of propodeum and the anterior part of metapleural opening, with circular orifice directed posteroventrally; (7) petiole with short peduncle, tergosternally fused, without a trace of a suture between tergite and sternite; (8*) presclerite of abdominal segment IV well developed, posterior part with a girdling constriction, forming the posterior constriction of a weakly defined postpetiole; (9) sting present, but small; (10) mesotibial spur present, simple; (11) metatibial spur present, shortly pectinate.

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