Zigrasimecia goldingot

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Zigrasimecia goldingot
Temporal range: Early Cenomanian, Late Cretaceous Burmese amber, Kachin State, Myanmar
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Zigrasimeciinae
Genus: Zigrasimecia
Species: Z. goldingot
Binomial name
Zigrasimecia goldingot
Zhuang, Ran, Li, Feng & Liu, 2021



This taxon was described from Burmese amber, Kachin State, Myanmar (Early Cenomanian, Late Cretaceous).



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

  • goldingot. †Zigrasimecia goldingot Zhuang, Ran, Li, Feng & Liu, 2021: 2, figs. 1-2 (q.) MYANMAR (Burmese amber).

Type Material

Holotype YKLP-AMB-001, alate female. Hukawng Valley, Kachin Province, northern Myanmar; upper Albian-lower Cenomanian (ca. 98.79 ± 0.62 Ma).

This material was originally collected from an amber mine located near Noije Bum Village (26° 21' 33.41"N, 96° 43' 11.88"E), Danai Town, northern Myanmar, and later purchased from a local dealer. The amber piece (YKLP-AMB-001) is housed at the Yunnan Key Laboratory for Palaeobiology, Institute of Palaeontology, Yunnan University, Kunming, China.