Calyptites antediluvianum

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Calyptites antediluvianum
Temporal range: Early Miocene? Quesnel, British Columbia, Canada
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Uncertain
Genus: Calyptites
Species: C. antediluvianum
Binomial name
Calyptites antediluvianum
Scudder, 1877

Scudder (1877) described this fossil from Quesnel, as a member of the Braconidae, but it was later considered to be an ant (Wheeler 1911), and subsequently as belonging to an undetermined family (Bolton 2003).



This taxon was described from Quesnel, British Columbia, Canada (Early Miocene?).



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

  • antediluvianum. †Calyptites antediluvianum Scudder, 1877b: 270 (forewing) CANADA (British Columbia, Eocene).
      • Calyptites in family Braconidae: Scudder, 1877b: 270; Scudder, 1891: 691.
    • Incertae sedis in Formicidae: Carpenter, 1930: 21; Bolton, 1995b: 83.
    • [Note: may not belong in Formicidae; see *Calyptites in catalogue of genus-group taxa.]