Every Ant Tells a Story - And Scientists Explain Their Stories Here
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Temporal range: 34–5.3 Ma Priabonian, Late Eocene to Messinian, Late Miocene
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Paraphaenogaster
Dlussky, 1981
Type species
Paraphaenogaster microphthalmus, now Paraphaenogaster microphthalma
15 fossil species
(Species Checklist, Species by Country)



This taxon is known from Aix-en-Provence, France (Late Oligocene); Bembridge Marls, Isle of Wight, UK (Priabonian, Late Eocene); Brunn-Vösendorf, Austria (Late Miocene); Chôjaburu, Iki Island, Japan (Middle Miocene); Kleinkems, Germany (Early Oligocene); Mokrina (Krottensee), Czech Republic (Late Burdigalian, Early Miocene); Oeningen, Switzerland (Messinian, Late Miocene); Parschlug, Austria (Serravallian, Miocene); Radoboj, Croatia (Burdigalian, Early Miocene); Shanwang, China (Early Miocene) and Vishnevaya Balka Creek, Stavropol, Russian Federation (Middle Miocene).



The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • PARAPHAENOGASTER [incertae sedis in Myrmicinae: Pheidolini]
    • Paraphaenogaster Dlussky, 1981: 68. Type-species: †Paraphaenogaster microphthalmus, by original designation.
    • [†Paraphaeogaster Hong, 1984: 8, incorrect subsequent spelling.]