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(suborder Apocrita, family Formicidae)

Subfamily of ants that are sometimes classified as a tribe within the subfamily Ponerinae. They possess spines on the pygidium and short, thick antennae; and they lack dorsal thoracic sutures. They are predators of other ant species. There are about 200 species, found in the tropics.

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