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Canada
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Location
Region Americas
Subregion Northern America
BioRegion Nearctic Region
Diversity
Subfamilies 6
Genera 26
Endemic Genera 0
% Endemic Genera 0.0%
Species/Subspecies 130
Endemic Species 9
% Endemic Species 6.9%
Introduced Species 11

The following valid species and subspecies of ants are known to occur in Canada. Unidentified and undescribed species will be added to this list as identifications are verified and taxonomic revisions are published. This species list is based upon the effort of many ant collectors as well as myrmecologists who have published on the taxonomy of Canadian ants. Those who have specimen records that expand this list are encouraged to submit this information in the discussion section of the Canadian Ants web page. Please advise if any corrections are warranted.

List of ants of Alberta, Canada.

Aphaenogaster

Brachymyrmex

Camponotus

Crematogaster

Dolichoderus

Formica

Formicoxenus

Harpagoxenus

Hypoponera

Lasius

Leptothorax

Manica

Monomorium

Myrmica

Nylanderia

Pogonomyrmex

Polyergus

Proceratium

Solenopsis

Stenamma

Stigmatomma

Strumigenys

Tapinoma

Temnothorax

Tetramorium

Wasmannia

Fossils known from Canada

Epoch Formation Locality Species
Eocene Horsefly River, British Columbia Fossil Horsefly River, British Columbia Myrmeciites tabanifluviensis
Eocene McAbee Fossil McAbee, British Columbia Avitomyrmex elongatus
Eocene McAbee Fossil McAbee, British Columbia Avitomyrmex mastax
Eocene McAbee Fossil McAbee, British Columbia Avitomyrmex systenus
Eocene McAbee Fossil McAbee, British Columbia Macabeemyrma ovata
Eocene McAbee Fossil McAbee, British Columbia Myrmeciites goliath
Eocene McAbee Fossil McAbee, British Columbia Myrmeciites herculeanus
Eocene McAbee Fossil McAbee, British Columbia Ypresiomyrma bartletti
Eocene McAbee Fossil McAbee, British Columbia Ypresiomyrma orbiculata
Late Cretaceous Foremost Formation Amber Alberta Boltonimecia canadensis
Late Cretaceous Foremost Formation Amber Alberta Cananeuretus occidentalis
Late Cretaceous Foremost Formation Amber Alberta Canapone dentata
Late Cretaceous Foremost Formation Amber Alberta Chronomyrmex medicinehatensis
Late Cretaceous Foremost Formation Amber Alberta Eotapinoma macalpini
Late Cretaceous Foremost Formation Amber Alberta Haidoterminus cippus
Miocene Quesnel, British Columbia Fossil Quesnel, British Columbia Aphaenogaster longaeva
Miocene Quesnel, British Columbia Fossil Quesnel, British Columbia Calyptites antediluvianum
Miocene Quesnel, British Columbia Fossil Quesnel, British Columbia Dolichoderus obliteratus
Miocene Quesnel, British Columbia Fossil Quesnel, British Columbia Formica arcana
Paleocene Paskapoo Formation Fossil Alberta Napakimyrma paskapooensis

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