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Perrichot, V.

Year: 2014


A new species of the Cretaceous ant Zigrasimecia based on the worker caste reveals placement of the genus in the Sphecomyrminae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

Journal: Myrmecological News

Volume: 19

Pages: 165-169

Type of contribution: Original Article

Supplementary material: No


Zigrasimecia ferox sp.n. is described and illustrated based on workers fossilized in 99 million-year-old Burmese amber. The new specimens allow the confident assignment of Zigrasimecia Barden & Grimaldi, 2013, a genus recently described based upon a gyne from the same amber deposit, to the extinct subfamily Sphecomyrminae, and more specifically to the tribe Sphecomyrmini.

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Key words:

Stem-group ants, Formicidae, Sphecomyrmini, amber, Myanmar, Cenomanian.

Publisher: The Austrian Society of Entomofaunistics

ISSN: Print: 1994-4136 - Online: 1997-3500