Zigrasimecia

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Zigrasimecia
Temporal range: Early Cenomanian, Late Cretaceous Burmese amber, Kachin Province, Myanmar
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Sphecomyrminae
Tribe: Zigrasimeciini
Genus: Zigrasimecia
Barden & Grimaldi, 2013
Type species
Zigrasimecia tonsora
Diversity
3 fossil species
(Species Checklist, Species by Country)

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Photo Gallery

  • Zigrasimecia queen, Burmese-amber.com (1).jpg
  • Zigrasimecia queen, Burmese-amber.com (2).jpg

Identification

Distribution

This taxon is known from Burmese amber, Kachin Province, Myanmar (Early Cenomanian, Late Cretaceous).

Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • ZIGRASIMECIA [†Sphecomyrminae: †Zigrasimeciini]
    • Zigrasimecia Barden & Grimaldi, 2013: 407. Type-species: †Zigrasimecia tonsora, by original designation.

Taxonomic history

  • Zigrasimecia in †Sphecomyrminae: Barden & Grimaldi, 2013: 410.
  • Zigrasimecia in †Sphecomyrminae, †Sphecomyrmini: Perrichot, 2014: 166.
  • Zigrasimecia in †Sphecomyrminae, †Zigrasimeciini: Borysenko, 2017: 18.
  • Zigrasimecia as genus: all authors.

References