Amitermes

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Amitermes
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Mound of the magnetic termite
Amitermes meridionalis
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Amitermes

Silvestri, 1901
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Amitermes is a genus of termites in the family Termitidae. It is the second largest genus after Microcerotermes in the subfamily Amitermitinae with around one hundred species. Species are found in a range of habitats including deserts and rainforests. Characteristics of Amitermes soldiers include a bulbous head, sickle-shaped mandibles with a single tooth on their inner margins and cephalic glands on the front of their heads.[1]

Species

About one hundred species including the following species listed by the Encyclopedia of Life:[2][3]

References

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  2. ^ "Amitermes". Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved 2014-02-01.
  3. ^ "Amitermes meridionalis". Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved 2014-02-01.
  4. ^ Krishna, Kumar; Grimaldi, David A.; Krishna, Valerie; Engel, Michael S. (2013). "Treatise on the Isoptera of the World. Volume 6: Termitidae (part three), incertae sedis, taxa excluded from Isoptera" (PDF). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History. 377: 1993–2432.
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