CharacteristicsMyrmoteras has the following apomorphies (Bolton 2003):
- Eyes enormous
- Linear and extremely elongate mandibles, with 8-16 teeth; trap-jaws, capable of opening to 270 degrees
- Frontal carinae absent, antennal sockets bounded only by toruli
- Vertical posterior surface of head with a transverse groove and thick cuticular collar above the occiput
Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. 370 pp. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute, Vol. 71. Gainesville, FL.
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