CharacteristicsBrownimecia clavata is basically plesiomorphic in most respects, with the exception of its sickle-like mandibles, genal teeth, and high helcial attachment (which may indicate a relationship with the Amblyoponinae, although this is far from resolved) (Bolton 2003, Grimaldi et al. 1997).
Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. 370 pp. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute, Vol. 71. Gainesville, FL.
Grimaldi, D., D. Agosti, and J. M. Carpenter. 1997. New and rediscovered primitive ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Cretaceous amber from New Jersey, and their phylogenetic relationships. American Museum Novitates 3208: 1-43.
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