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Prenolepis albimaculata casent0106052 profile 1.jpg
Zatania albimaculata worker specimen
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Plagiolepidini
Genus: Zatania
LaPolla, Kallal & Brady, 2012
Type species
Paratrechina cisipa
6 species

Zatania is a genus of ants in the subfamily Formicinae.[2] The genus is known from Central America and the Greater Antilles.[3]

The generic name is derived from Greek za, "very", tany, "long", referencing its elongated body features.[3]



  1. ^ Bolton, B. (2014). "Zatania". AntCat. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Genus: Zatania". AntWeb. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  3. ^ a b LaPolla, J. S.; Kallal, R. J.; Brady, S. G. (2012). "A new ant genus from the Greater Antilles and Central America, Zatania (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), exemplifies the utility of male and molecular character systems". Systematic Entomology. 37: 200–214. doi:10.1111/j.1365-3113.2011.00605.x.