Boltonimecia canadensis

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Boltonimecia canadensis
Temporal range: Campanian, Late Cretaceous Foremost Formation amber, Alberta, Canada
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Zigrasimeciinae
Genus: Boltonimecia
Species: B. canadensis
Binomial name
Boltonimecia canadensis
(Wilson, 1985)



This taxon was described from Foremost Formation amber, Alberta, Canada (Campanian, Late Cretaceous).



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

  • canadensis. †Sphecomyrma canadensis Wilson, 1985d: 206, figs. 1, 2 (w.) MEDICINE HAT AMBER (Canada: Alberta, Cretaceous).
    • Combination in *Boltonimecia: Borysenko, 2017: 4.
    • Status as species: Bolton, 1995b: 392; Grimaldi, Agosti & Carpenter, 1997: 6; Engel & Grimaldi, 2005: 7 (in key); Barden, 2017: 2; Borysenko, 2017: 4 (redescription).