Cananeuretus occidentalis

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Cananeuretus occidentalis
Temporal range: Campanian, Late Cretaceous Foremost Formation amber, Alberta, Canada
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Aneuretinae
Genus: Cananeuretus
Species: C. occidentalis
Binomial name
Cananeuretus occidentalis
Engel & Grimaldi, 2005

While Cananeuretus occidentalis is currently placed in the subfamily Aneuretinae, this placement is uncertain as the species was based on a unique specimen that was only partial or partly visible and its precise affinity remains enigmatic (Perrichot, 2019).



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.

  • occidentalis. †Cananeuretus occidentalis Engel & Grimaldi, 2005: 18, figs. 2, 10, 11 (w.) MEDICINE HAT AMBER (Canada: Alberta, Cretaceous).
    • Status as species: Barden, 2017: 12.