Temporal range: Campanian, Late Cretaceous Foremost Formation amber, Alberta, Canada
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.
- Engel, M.S., Grimaldi, D.A. 2005. Primitive new ants in Cretaceous amber from Myanmar, New Jersey, and Canada (Hymenoptrea: Formicidae). American Museum Novitates 3485: 1-24 (doi:10.1206/0003-0082(2005)485[0001:PNAICA]2.0.CO;2). (page 18, figs. 2, 10-11 worker described)
- Perrichot, V. 2019. New Cretaceous records and the diversification of crown-group ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). 8th International Congress on Fossil Insects, Arthropods & Amber, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.