Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic subfamily within the family Formicidae — very many ants.

Etymologies

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Formica +‎ -inae

Examples

  • Generations of myrmecologists placed such weight on the segmentation of the worker petiole that the subfamilies Dolichoderinae and Formicinae were considered to be sister taxa, as both share the derived ancestral state of a single constricted segment (most other ants have two constrictions, or a constriction and a half).

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  • Dolichoderinae and Formicinae were considered to be sister taxa, as both share the derived state of a single constricted segment

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