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- proper noun A taxonomic
subfamilywithin the family Formicidae— many ants.
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Having a two segmented waist is derived albeit homoplastic, since in current (and even pre-cladistic) phylogenies it shows as evolved multiple time (i.e., independently in Myrmicinae, Myrmeciinae, Ecitoninae, etc).
Davies SJ, Itino T, Pierce NE (2004) Codiversification in an ant-plant mutualism: Stem texture and the evolution of host use in Crematogaster (Formicidae: Myrmicinae) inhabitants of Macaranga (Euphorbiaceae).