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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: †Zigrasimeciinae
Borysenko, 2017
Type genus
3 fossil genera
5 fossil species
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Extant Taxa

No living taxa are known from this subfamily.

Fossil Taxa

Fossil Genera % World Fossil Genera Valid Fossil Species/Subsp. % World Fossil Species/Subsp.
3 1.9% 5 0.58%

Fossils known from: Burmese amber, Kachin State, Myanmar (Early Cenomanian, Late Cretaceous), Foremost Formation amber, Alberta, Canada (Campanian, Late Cretaceous).

List of Tribes and Genera


No tribes within subfamily.

Extant Genera

This subfamily is known only from fossils.

Fossil Genera



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

  • ZIGRASIMECIINAE [subfamily of Formicidae]
    • †Zigrasimeciini Borysenko, 2017: 3. Type-genus: †Zigrasimecia Barden & Grimaldi, 2013: 407.

Taxonomic History

  • †Zigrasimeciini as tribe of †Sphecomyrminae: Borysenko, 2017: 3, 18 (diagnosis).
  • †Zigrasimeciini as subfamily of Formicidae: Boudinot, Perrichot & Chaul, 2020: 29.